Reviewing PPD (PPD) & Its Rivals
PPD (NASDAQ: PPD) is one of 35 public companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare PPD to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PPD and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares PPD and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PPD Competitors||$1.24 billion||$44.58 million||9.28|
PPD has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. PPD is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
51.1% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.4% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares PPD and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
PPD beats its peers on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
PPD, Inc. provides drug development services to the biopharmaceutical industry worldwide. The company offers clinical development and laboratory services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device and government organizations, as well as other industry participants. It operates in two segments, Clinical Development Services and Laboratory Services. The Clinical Development Services segment provides product development and consulting, early development, Phases II-IV clinical trial management, accelerated enrollment, peri- and post-approval, and medical communications services. The Laboratory Services segment offers bioanalytical, biomarker, vaccine science, good manufacturing practice, and central laboratory services. The company operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. PPD, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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