Head to Head Contrast: Momenta Pharmaceuticals (MNTA) vs. Its Competitors

Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MNTA) is one of 182 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Momenta Pharmaceuticals to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Momenta Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.7, indicating that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Momenta Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Momenta Pharmaceuticals and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Momenta Pharmaceuticals 1 8 0 0 1.89
Momenta Pharmaceuticals Competitors 489 2322 6414 117 2.66

Momenta Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus target price of $14.44, indicating a potential upside of 5.43%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 16.26%. Given Momenta Pharmaceuticals’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Momenta Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Momenta Pharmaceuticals and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Momenta Pharmaceuticals $109.62 million -$21.00 million -17.13
Momenta Pharmaceuticals Competitors $219.74 million -$40.30 million -74.78

Momenta Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Momenta Pharmaceuticals. Momenta 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Momenta Pharmaceuticals -55.61% -16.20% -11.82%
Momenta Pharmaceuticals Competitors -3,292.05% -97.24% -38.91%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.2% of Momenta Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of Momenta Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

About Momenta Pharmaceuticals

Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing generic versions of drugs, biosimilars and therapeutics for oncology and autoimmune disease. The Company has developed generic version of LOVENOX (enoxaparin sodium injection) and COPAXONE (glatiramer acetate injection). GLATOPA 20 milligrams (mg)/ milliliters (mL) is a generic version of once-daily COPAXONE 20 mg/mL indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system characterized by inflammation and neurodegeneration. COPAXONE is available in both a once-daily 20 mg/mL formulation and a three-times-weekly 40 mg/mL formulation. The Company’s Enoxaparin Sodium Injection is a generic version of LOVENOX indicated for the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis and to support the treatment of acute coronary syndromes. The Company’s programs include M254, M281 (Anti-FcRn candidate) and M230.

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