Critical Analysis: Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT) versus The Competition

Aimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AIMT) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Aimmune Therapeutics to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aimmune Therapeutics and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Aimmune Therapeutics N/A -$106.22 million -11.27
Aimmune Therapeutics Competitors $2.57 billion $977.16 million 0.71

Aimmune Therapeutics’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Aimmune Therapeutics. Aimmune Therapeutics 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.

Profitability

This table compares Aimmune Therapeutics and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aimmune Therapeutics N/A -44.53% -42.00%
Aimmune Therapeutics Competitors -538.85% -41.85% -24.81%

Risk and Volatility

Aimmune Therapeutics has a beta of -1.03, indicating that its share price is 203% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aimmune Therapeutics’ competitors have a beta of 0.85, indicating that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Aimmune Therapeutics and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aimmune Therapeutics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Aimmune Therapeutics Competitors 63 294 946 27 2.70

Aimmune Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of 57.73%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 15.65%. Given Aimmune Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Aimmune Therapeutics is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.9% of Aimmune Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.6% of Aimmune Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Aimmune Therapeutics Company Profile

Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a therapeutic approach, including the development of product candidates, for the treatment of peanut and other food allergies. The Company’s therapeutic approach, which it refers to as Characterized Oral Desensitization Immunotherapy (CODIT), is a system designed to desensitize patients to food allergens using characterized biologic products, defined treatment protocols and support services. The Company’s lead CODIT product candidate, AR101, is an investigational biologic for the treatment of patients with peanut allergy. The Company has initiated Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Study of AR101 for Desensitization in Children and Adults (PALISADE), its Phase III registration trial of AR101. The Company is in the process of evaluating additional delivery forms for AR101 for the maintenance phase.

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