Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) versus The Competition Critical Analysis

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AGIO) is one of 289 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Agios Pharmaceuticals to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Agios Pharmaceuticals and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Agios Pharmaceuticals $69.89 million -$198.47 million -11.57
Agios Pharmaceuticals Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 53.47

Agios Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Agios Pharmaceuticals. Agios Pharmaceuticals 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.

Risk & Volatility

Agios Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Agios Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have a beta of 2.51, suggesting that their average stock price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Agios Pharmaceuticals -506.39% -69.64% -43.12%
Agios Pharmaceuticals Competitors -6,408.55% -84.01% -35.63%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Agios Pharmaceuticals and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Agios Pharmaceuticals 0 1 11 0 2.92
Agios Pharmaceuticals Competitors 957 3407 11911 239 2.69

Agios Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus price target of $75.70, suggesting a potential upside of 4.36%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.60%. Given Agios Pharmaceuticals’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Agios Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.8% of Agios Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Agios Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Agios Pharmaceuticals competitors beat Agios Pharmaceuticals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Agios Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutic areas of focus are cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders, which are a group of over 600 rare genetic diseases caused by mutations, or defects, of single metabolic genes. The Company’s cancer product candidates are enasidenib and ivosidenib (AG-120), which target mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2. These mutations are found in a range of hematological malignancies and solid tumors. The lead product candidate in its rare genetic metabolic disorder (RGD), programs, AG-348, targets pyruvate kinase-R for the treatment of pyruvate kinase deficiency. Pyruvate kinase deficiency is a rare disorder that often results in severe hemolytic anemia due to inherited mutations in the pyruvate kinase enzyme within red blood cells.

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