Albany Molecular Research (NASDAQ: AMRI) is one of 196 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Albany Molecular Research to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.1% of Albany Molecular Research shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.9% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of Albany Molecular Research shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Albany Molecular Research and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Albany Molecular Research 0 4 0 0 2.00
Albany Molecular Research Competitors 798 2966 6485 146 2.58

Albany Molecular Research presently has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.20%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 4.18%. Given Albany Molecular Research’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Albany Molecular Research has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Albany Molecular Research has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albany Molecular Research’s competitors have a beta of 1.63, meaning that their average share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Albany Molecular Research and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Albany Molecular Research $680.81 million $73.33 million -12.08
Albany Molecular Research Competitors $207.80 million -$2.20 million -0.21

Albany Molecular Research has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Albany Molecular Research 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.

Profitability

This table compares Albany Molecular Research and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Albany Molecular Research -5.93% -13.39% -3.42%
Albany Molecular Research Competitors -3,991.27% -119.32% -44.10%

Summary

Albany Molecular Research beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Albany Molecular Research

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is a contract research and manufacturing company. The Company operates through Discovery and Development Services (DDS), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Drug Product (DP) and Fine Chemicals (FC) segments. The DDS segment includes activities, such as drug lead discovery, optimization, drug development and small scale commercial manufacturing. The API segment includes pilot to commercial scale manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates. The DP segment includes pre-formulation, formulation and process development through commercial scale production of complex liquid-filled and lyophilized sterile injectable products and ophthalmic formulations. The FC segment includes lab to commercial scale synthesis of reagents and diverse compounds. It supplies a range of services and technologies supporting the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, the manufacturing of API and drug product for new and generic drugs.

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