Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ: AEMD) is one of 23 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Aethlon Medical to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Aethlon Medical and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aethlon Medical N/A -126.58% -96.36%
Aethlon Medical Competitors -190.83% -33.65% -15.46%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.4% of Aethlon Medical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Aethlon Medical shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Aethlon Medical has a beta of 2.04, suggesting that its share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aethlon Medical’s competitors have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aethlon Medical and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Aethlon Medical $150,000.00 -$5.67 million -2.21
Aethlon Medical Competitors $1.08 billion $109.59 million 24.66

Aethlon Medical’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Aethlon Medical. Aethlon Medical 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Aethlon Medical and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aethlon Medical 0 0 1 0 3.00
Aethlon Medical Competitors 120 743 1096 53 2.54

Aethlon Medical presently has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 195.04%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 4.79%. Given Aethlon Medical’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Aethlon Medical is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Aethlon Medical competitors beat Aethlon Medical on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Aethlon Medical

Aethlon Medical, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on creating devices that address unmet medical needs in health and biodefense worldwide. The company is developing Aethlon Hemopurifier, a clinical-stage therapeutic device that eliminates life-threatening viruses from the circulatory system of infected individuals. It is also involved in the development of exosomal biomarkers to diagnose and monitor life-threatening disease conditions, such as cancer and neurological disorders; and a therapeutic device to reduce the incidence of sepsis, a fatal bloodstream infection. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in San Diego, California.

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