Soleno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SLNO) vs. The Competition Head to Head Analysis

Soleno Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SLNO) is one of 80 public companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Soleno Therapeutics to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Soleno Therapeutics has a beta of 6.01, indicating that its stock price is 501% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Soleno Therapeutics’ rivals have a beta of 0.92, indicating that their average stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Soleno Therapeutics and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Soleno Therapeutics $1.45 million -$12.06 million -0.91
Soleno Therapeutics Competitors $975.11 million $120.37 million 250.63

Soleno Therapeutics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Soleno Therapeutics. Soleno Therapeutics 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.

Profitability

This table compares Soleno Therapeutics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Soleno Therapeutics -1,389.76% -54.11% -46.95%
Soleno Therapeutics Competitors -432.78% -26.51% -11.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Soleno Therapeutics and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Soleno Therapeutics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Soleno Therapeutics Competitors 269 1281 2766 91 2.61

Soleno Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 327.72%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 6.45%. Given Soleno Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Soleno Therapeutics is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.5% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 69.8% of Soleno Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Soleno Therapeutics rivals beat Soleno Therapeutics on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Soleno Therapeutics

Soleno Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Capnia, Inc., is a healthcare company that develops and commercializes neonatology devices and diagnostics. The Company also has a therapeutics platform based on its proprietary technology for precision metering of gas flow. The Company offers products, such as CoSense end-tidal carbon monoxide (ETCO) Monitor, NeoPIP Infant Resuscitator and Accessories, and Serenz Nasal Relief. The Company has developed the CoSense End-Tidal Carbon Monoxide Monitor that measures ETCO for the detection of dangerous hemolysis rates. The Infant Solutions product line, including the NeoPIP Infant Resuscitator Unit and accessories, is designed for controlled and accurate resuscitation of neonates and infants in the clinical environment. Serenz Nasal Relief is a hand-held nasal irrigator that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to wash the nasal passages.

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