Alder BioPharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALDR) is one of 285 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Alder BioPharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.9% of Alder BioPharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Alder BioPharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Alder BioPharmaceuticals and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alder BioPharmaceuticals 0 1 11 0 2.92
Alder BioPharmaceuticals Competitors 839 3190 11555 230 2.71

Alder BioPharmaceuticals presently has a consensus price target of $30.58, indicating a potential upside of 183.18%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 43.55%. Given Alder BioPharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Alder BioPharmaceuticals is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Alder BioPharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.49, indicating that its share price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alder BioPharmaceuticals’ rivals have a beta of 5.89, indicating that their average share price is 489% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alder BioPharmaceuticals and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alder BioPharmaceuticals $110,000.00 -$156.25 million -2.01
Alder BioPharmaceuticals Competitors $284.30 million $34.29 million 140.66

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

Profitability

This table compares Alder BioPharmaceuticals and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alder BioPharmaceuticals N/A -93.14% -84.14%
Alder BioPharmaceuticals Competitors -5,300.58% -432.11% -40.00%

About Alder BioPharmaceuticals

Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize genetically engineered therapeutic antibodies with the potential to meaningfully transform current treatment paradigms. Alder’s lead pivotal-stage product candidate, eptinezumab, is being evaluated for migraine prevention. Eptinezumab is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a protein that is active in mediating the initiation of migraine. Alder is additionally evaluating ALD1910, a preclinical product candidate also in development as a migraine prevention therapy. ALD1910 is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38), another protein that is active in mediating the initiation of migraine. Clazakizumab, Alder’s third program, is a monoclonal antibody candidate that inhibits interleukin-6 and is licensed to Vitaeris, Inc.

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