Comparing NewLink Genetics (NLNK) and Its Competitors

NewLink Genetics (NASDAQ: NLNK) is one of 185 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NewLink Genetics to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for NewLink Genetics and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NewLink Genetics 0 0 6 0 3.00
NewLink Genetics Competitors 533 2402 6581 123 2.65

NewLink Genetics currently has a consensus price target of $25.67, indicating a potential upside of 219.24%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 17.36%. Given NewLink Genetics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe NewLink Genetics is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.7% of NewLink Genetics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.0% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of NewLink Genetics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NewLink Genetics and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NewLink Genetics $35.77 million -$85.15 million -3.30
NewLink Genetics Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -68.61

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

Risk & Volatility

NewLink Genetics has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NewLink Genetics’ competitors have a beta of 1.57, meaning that their average share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NewLink Genetics -229.19% -63.39% -47.83%
NewLink Genetics Competitors -3,318.51% -533.68% -40.13%

NewLink Genetics Company Profile

NewLink Genetics Corporation is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing immunotherapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company’s portfolio includes biologic and small-molecule immunotherapy product candidates for a range of oncology indications. Its biologic product candidates are based on its HyperAcute Cellular Immunotherapy technology, which is designed to stimulate the human immune system to attack cancer cells. Its additional HyperAcute Cellular Immunotherapy product candidates in clinical development include tergenpumatucel-L and dorgenmeltucel-L for patients with advanced lung cancer and melanoma, respectively. Additionally, it has two small-molecule product candidates in clinical development: GDC-0919 and indoximod. These product candidates are indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) pathway inhibitors and focus on breaking the immune system’s tolerance to cancer.

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