Aimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AIMT) is one of 19 public companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Aimmune Therapeutics to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Aimmune Therapeutics has a beta of -1.1, indicating that its stock price is 210% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aimmune Therapeutics’ peers have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aimmune Therapeutics and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Aimmune Therapeutics N/A -$106.22 million -10.50
Aimmune Therapeutics Competitors $2.57 billion $977.16 million 2.89

Aimmune Therapeutics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Aimmune Therapeutics. Aimmune Therapeutics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.9% of Aimmune Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.6% of Aimmune Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Aimmune Therapeutics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aimmune Therapeutics N/A -44.53% -42.00%
Aimmune Therapeutics Competitors -538.85% -41.85% -24.81%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Aimmune Therapeutics and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aimmune Therapeutics 0 0 2 0 3.00
Aimmune Therapeutics Competitors 98 370 970 28 2.63

Aimmune Therapeutics presently has a consensus target price of $36.67, indicating a potential upside of 55.24%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 21.54%. Given Aimmune Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Aimmune Therapeutics is more favorable than its peers.

Aimmune Therapeutics Company Profile

Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a therapeutic approach, including the development of product candidates, for the treatment of peanut and other food allergies. The Company’s therapeutic approach, which it refers to as Characterized Oral Desensitization Immunotherapy (CODIT), is a system designed to desensitize patients to food allergens using characterized biologic products, defined treatment protocols and support services. The Company’s lead CODIT product candidate, AR101, is an investigational biologic for the treatment of patients with peanut allergy. The Company has initiated Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Study of AR101 for Desensitization in Children and Adults (PALISADE), its Phase III registration trial of AR101. The Company is in the process of evaluating additional delivery forms for AR101 for the maintenance phase.

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