Comparing BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX) and The Competition

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


This table compares BioCryst Pharmaceuticals and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals -167.58% -123.16% -38.71%
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Competitors -6,408.50% -83.97% -35.60%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for BioCryst Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals 0 3 7 0 2.70
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Competitors 956 3406 11909 239 2.69

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus price target of $9.14, suggesting a potential upside of 66.84%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.53%. Given BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.7% of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of BioCryst 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BioCryst Pharmaceuticals and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals $26.35 million -$55.14 million -8.56
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 53.10

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

Volatility and Risk

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 3.05, suggesting that its share price is 205% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 2.51, suggesting that their average share price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500.


BioCryst Pharmaceuticals peers beat BioCryst Pharmaceuticals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company designs, optimizes and develops small molecule drugs that block enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of diseases. The Company focuses on the treatment of rare diseases. It uses X-ray crystallography, computer modeling of molecular structures and chemistry techniques to focus on the three-dimensional molecular structure and active site characteristics of the enzymes that control cellular biology. The Company’s drug candidates include RAPIVAB, RAPIACTA, ALPIVAB, PERAMIFLU, Avoralstat, BCX7353, other second generation hereditary angioedema (HAE) compounds, Galidesivir and Forodesine. Its product RAPIVAB contains peramivir. ALPIVAB is an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor. Galidesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral (BSAV) research program developed for the treatment of hemorrhagic fever viruses. Forodesine is a Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor in development by Mundipharma as a treatment for cancer.

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