Comparing Celsion (CLSN) & Its Rivals

Celsion (NASDAQ: CLSN) is one of 285 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Celsion to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Celsion has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celsion’s competitors have a beta of 0.88, indicating that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celsion -4,292.80% -282.94% -59.69%
Celsion Competitors -5,338.02% -434.61% -40.19%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Celsion and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celsion 0 0 4 0 3.00
Celsion Competitors 843 3191 11577 230 2.71

Celsion presently has a consensus target price of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 475.40%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 45.63%. Given Celsion’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Celsion is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Celsion and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Celsion $500,000.00 -$22.05 million -0.43
Celsion Competitors $284.30 million $34.29 million 135.18

Celsion’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Celsion. Celsion 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.2% of Celsion shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.3% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Celsion shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Celsion Company Profile

Celsion Corporation is an oncology drug development company. The Company’s product candidate is ThermoDox, a heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, which is in Phase III clinical trial for treatment of primary liver cancer (the OPTIMA Study) and a Phase II clinical trial for treatment of recurrent chest wall breast cancer (the DIGNITY Study). Its pipeline also includes GEN-1, a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mediated immunotherapy for the localized treatment of ovarian and brain cancers. It has over three platform technologies for the development of treatments for those suffering with difficult-to-treat forms of cancer, including Lysolipid Thermally Sensitive Liposomes, a heat sensitive liposomal based dosage form that targets disease with known therapeutics in the presence of mild heat; TheraPlas, a nucleic acid-based treatment for local transfection of therapeutic plasmids, and TheraSilence, a systemic dosage form for lung directed anti-cancer ribonucleic acid (RNA).

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