Head-To-Head Analysis: GenVec (NASDAQ:GNVC) vs. The Competition

GenVec (NASDAQ: GNVC) is one of 188 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare GenVec to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GenVec -3,748.25% -648.22% -271.77%
GenVec Competitors -4,556.76% -41.78% -43.87%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GenVec and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GenVec N/A N/A -1.96
GenVec Competitors $207.03 million -$40.51 million -65.75

GenVec’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than GenVec. GenVec is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for GenVec and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GenVec 0 2 0 0 2.00
GenVec Competitors 560 2439 6716 134 2.65

GenVec currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.64%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 13.39%. Given GenVec’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GenVec has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.2% of GenVec shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of GenVec shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

GenVec peers beat GenVec on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

GenVec Company Profile

GenVec, Inc. (GenVec) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engaged in the development of therapeutics and vaccines. The Company designs, tests and manufactures adenoviral-based product candidates. The Company’s development programs address therapeutic areas, such as hearing loss and balance disorders, as well as vaccines against infectious diseases, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and malaria. In the area of animal health, it is developing vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The Company develops and commercializes its product candidates through collaborations. The Company’s lead product candidate is CGF166. The Company’s vaccine candidates include preventative vaccines against RSV and malaria, and a therapeutic vaccine for HSV. The Company is developing vaccine and anti-viral candidates for the prevention and containment of FMD outbreaks.

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