Senesco Technologies (OTCMKTS: SVON) is one of 94 public companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Senesco Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by institutional investors. 25.1% of Senesco Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Senesco Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senesco Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Senesco Technologies Competitors 164 551 1211 16 2.56

As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 57.81%. Given Senesco Technologies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Senesco Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Senesco Technologies has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Senesco Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Senesco Technologies and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Senesco Technologies N/A -$2.26 million -1.16
Senesco Technologies Competitors $224.58 million $58.12 million -1.02

Senesco Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Senesco Technologies. Senesco Technologies 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.

Profitability

This table compares Senesco Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Senesco Technologies N/A -68.96% -33.63%
Senesco Technologies Competitors -889.02% -184.03% -26.48%

Summary

Senesco Technologies peers beat Senesco Technologies on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

About Senesco Technologies

Sevion Therapeutics, Inc. is a development-stage biotech company. The Company is engaged in building and developing a portfolio of therapeutics, from both internal discovery and acquisition, for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases. The Company is engaged in the development and licensing of technology to discover and engineer monoclonal antibodies. The Company’s product candidates are derived from multiple technology platforms, such as cell-based arrayed antibody discovery, ultralong antibody scaffolds and Chimerasome nanocages. The Company has various antibodies in its preclinical pipeline. The Company’s antibody therapeutic candidates target the potassium channel, voltage dependent (Kv1.3) ion channel, which is essential in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Other antibodies in its pipeline target cell surface molecules involved in cancer progression.

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