Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Celgene Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.2% of Celgene Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.9% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Celgene Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Celgene Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Celgene Corporation $11.23 billion $2.00 billion 23.32
Celgene Corporation Competitors $8.17 billion $1.09 billion 146.59

Celgene Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Celgene Corporation 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.

Volatility and Risk

Celgene Corporation has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celgene Corporation’s peers have a beta of 36.54, suggesting that their average stock price is 3,554% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Celgene Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celgene Corporation 1 9 18 1 2.66
Celgene Corporation Competitors 858 3774 6711 178 2.54

Celgene Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $139.77, indicating a potential upside of 41.38%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 26.30%. Given Celgene Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Celgene Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Celgene Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celgene Corporation 27.36% 63.80% 17.45%
Celgene Corporation Competitors -2,423.40% -62.01% -8.02%

Summary

Celgene Corporation beats its peers on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Celgene Corporation Company Profile

Celgene Corporation is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through solutions in protein homeostasis, immuno-oncology, epigenetics, immunology and neuro-inflammation. Its commercial-stage products include REVLIMID (lenalidomide), POMALYST/IMNOVID (pomalidomide), OTEZLA (apremilast), ABRAXANE (paclitaxel albumin-bound particles for injectable suspension), VIDAZA, azacitidine for injection (generic version of VIDAZA) and THALOMID (thalidomide). Its clinical trial activity includes trials across the disease areas of hematology, solid tumors, and inflammation and immunology. The Company also markets ISTODAX, which is an epigenetic modifier. The Company is also evaluating AG-221 (enasidenib) in combination with VIDAZA in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia with isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 mutations.

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