Financial Review: Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA) and The Competition

Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARIA) is one of 289 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Ariad Pharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Ariad Pharmaceuticals and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ariad Pharmaceuticals 0 1 0 0 2.00
Ariad Pharmaceuticals Competitors 949 3400 11903 239 2.69

Ariad Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.04%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.96%. Given Ariad Pharmaceuticals’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ariad Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ariad Pharmaceuticals -60.47% N/A -17.16%
Ariad Pharmaceuticals Competitors -5,322.24% -84.37% -35.66%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ariad Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A -133.28
Ariad Pharmaceuticals Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 54.78

Ariad Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Ariad Pharmaceuticals. Ariad Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.0% of Ariad Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of Ariad Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ariad Pharmaceuticals rivals beat Ariad Pharmaceuticals on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Ariad Pharmaceuticals

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIAD) is an oncology company. The Company is focused on transforming the lives of cancer patients with medicines. The Company’s product pipeline includes Iclusig (ponatinib), brigatinib, AP32788 and ridaforolimus. The Company’s Iclusig is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that is approved in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, Israel and Canada for the treatment of adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL). Its Brigatinib is an investigational inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Its AP32788 is a TKI, which is designed as a targeted therapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with specific mutations in two kinases, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). Its Ridaforolimus is an investigational inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR).

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