Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM) versus Its Rivals Critical Comparison

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PPHM) is one of 45 public companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Peregrine Pharmaceuticals to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Peregrine Pharmaceuticals and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals 0 0 1 0 3.00
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Competitors 191 912 1685 67 2.57

As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 6.22%. Given Peregrine Pharmaceuticals’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Peregrine Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.36, meaning that its share price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Peregrine Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have a beta of 1.24, meaning that their average share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Peregrine Pharmaceuticals and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals $79.10 million -$15.94 million -4.92
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Competitors $579.31 million $241.84 million -6.39

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

Profitability

This table compares Peregrine Pharmaceuticals and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals -23.15% -38.19% -16.66%
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Competitors -13,065.87% 230.84% -22.39%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.3% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals rivals beat Peregrine Pharmaceuticals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Peregrine Pharmaceuticals

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Peregrine) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company operates through two segments: Peregrine, which is engaged in the research and development of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer, and Avid, which is engaged in providing contract manufacturing services for third party customers on a fee-for-service basis while also supporting its internal drug development efforts. Bavituximab is its lead immunotherapy candidate. Bavituximab is a monoclonal antibody that targets and binds to phosphatidylserine (PS), a immunosuppressive molecule that is usually located inside the membrane of healthy cells, but then flips and becomes exposed on the outside of cells in the tumor microenvironment, causing the tumor to evade immune detection. The Company’s subsidiary is Avid Bioservices, Inc. (Avid). Avid provides integrated current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) services from cell line development to commercial biomanufacturing.

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