Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO) & Its Peers Head to Head Contrast

Mesoblast (NASDAQ: MESO) is one of 186 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Mesoblast to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mesoblast and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mesoblast $2.41 million -$76.81 million -7.55
Mesoblast Competitors $219.39 million -$39.41 million -65.12

Mesoblast’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Mesoblast. Mesoblast 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Mesoblast and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mesoblast 0 2 4 0 2.67
Mesoblast Competitors 657 2462 6675 134 2.63

Mesoblast presently has a consensus target price of $14.25, indicating a potential upside of 141.94%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 11.61%. Given Mesoblast’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Mesoblast is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.9% of Mesoblast shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.8% of Mesoblast shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mesoblast -2,006.86% -12.04% -9.60%
Mesoblast Competitors -4,446.57% -474.85% -42.41%

Risk and Volatility

Mesoblast has a beta of 2.68, meaning that its stock price is 168% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mesoblast’s competitors have a beta of 1.47, meaning that their average stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mesoblast beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Mesoblast

Mesoblast Limited is engaged in developing cell-based medicines. The Company has leveraged its technology platform, which is based on specialized cells known as mesenchymal lineage adult stem cells, to establish a portfolio of late-stage product candidates. Its allogeneic, off-the-shelf cell product candidates target advanced stages of diseases with high, unmet medical needs, including cardiovascular conditions, orthopedic disorders, immunologic and inflammatory disorders and oncologic/hematologic conditions.

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