Head to Head Analysis: Pharma Bio Serv (PBSV) versus Its Peers
Pharma Bio Serv (OTCMKTS: PBSV) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Management consulting services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Pharma Bio Serv to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Pharma Bio Serv and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pharma Bio Serv||$15.58 million||-$1.41 million||-20.00|
|Pharma Bio Serv Competitors||$1.02 billion||$66.10 million||20.72|
Pharma Bio Serv pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Pharma Bio Serv pays out -133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Management consulting services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 35.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Pharma Bio Serv is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Pharma Bio Serv and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pharma Bio Serv||-14.93%||0.49%||0.41%|
|Pharma Bio Serv Competitors||-16.10%||-37.35%||-2.65%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Pharma Bio Serv and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pharma Bio Serv||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Pharma Bio Serv Competitors||124||412||591||30||2.46|
As a group, “Management consulting services” companies have a potential upside of 10.51%. Given Pharma Bio Serv’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pharma Bio Serv has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
65.2% of shares of all “Management consulting services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 51.6% of Pharma Bio Serv shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “Management consulting services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Pharma Bio Serv has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pharma Bio Serv’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
About Pharma Bio Serv
Pharma-Bio Serv, Inc. operates as a compliance and technology transfer services consulting firm with a laboratory testing facility in Puerto Rico, the United States, Europe, and Brazil markets. It provides compliance consulting services to the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, medical device, cosmetic, food industries, and allied products in Puerto Rico, the United States, Europe, and Brazil. The company's technical consulting services comprise regulatory compliance, validation, technology transfer, engineering, project management, and process support. It also offers microbiological and chemical testing services through its lab; and technical trainings/seminars. The company markets its services through industry trade shows, professional conventions, industry publications, and seminars. Pharma-Bio Serv, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Dorado, Puerto Rico.
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