Reviewing Assembly Biosciences (ASMB) & The Competition
Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ: ASMB) is one of 19 public companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Assembly Biosciences to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.
Volatility & Risk
Assembly Biosciences has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Assembly Biosciences’ competitors have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Assembly Biosciences and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Assembly Biosciences||$3.04 million||-$50.92 million||-11.88|
|Assembly Biosciences Competitors||$2.57 billion||$977.16 million||2.89|
Assembly Biosciences’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Assembly Biosciences. Assembly Biosciences is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Assembly Biosciences and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Assembly Biosciences Competitors||-538.85%||-41.85%||-24.81%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Assembly Biosciences and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Assembly Biosciences Competitors||98||372||971||28||2.63|
Assembly Biosciences currently has a consensus target price of $35.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.53%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 22.84%. Given Assembly Biosciences’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Assembly Biosciences has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
72.3% of Assembly Biosciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.6% of Assembly Biosciences shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Assembly Biosciences competitors beat Assembly Biosciences on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Assembly Biosciences Company Profile
Assembly Biosciences, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing two platform programs, such as a class of oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and a class of oral synthetic live therapeutics, which are designed to restore health to a dysbiotic microbiome. It has discovered various core protein Allosteric Modulators (CpAMs), which are small molecules that directly target and allosterically modulate the HBV core (HBc) protein. Its Microbiome Program consists of an integrated platform that includes a strain identification and selection process, methods for strain isolation and growth under current good manufacturing practice conditions, and a delivery system, GEMICEL, which allows for targeted oral delivery of live biologic and conventional therapies to the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The lead product candidate from this platform, AB-M101, is in development for the treatment of clostridium difficile-infections.
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