Reviewing AzurRx BioPharma (AZRX) & Its Competitors

AzurRx BioPharma (NASDAQ: AZRX) is one of 107 public companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare AzurRx BioPharma to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AzurRx BioPharma and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AzurRx BioPharma N/A -$14.59 million N/A
AzurRx BioPharma Competitors $8.73 billion $674.91 million 150.27

AzurRx BioPharma’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than AzurRx BioPharma.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for AzurRx BioPharma and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AzurRx BioPharma 0 0 1 0 3.00
AzurRx BioPharma Competitors 1023 4059 7071 194 2.52

AzurRx BioPharma presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 170.27%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 28.21%. Given AzurRx BioPharma’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe AzurRx BioPharma is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

8.3% of AzurRx BioPharma shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.2% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of AzurRx BioPharma shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

AzurRx BioPharma has a beta of -0.98, meaning that its share price is 198% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AzurRx BioPharma’s peers have a beta of 0.83, meaning that their average share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AzurRx BioPharma N/A -470.85% -205.40%
AzurRx BioPharma Competitors -2,435.03% -77.17% -7.89%

Summary

AzurRx BioPharma peers beat AzurRx BioPharma on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About AzurRx BioPharma

AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. is a clinical development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the research and development of non-systemic biologics for the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. The Company’s product pipeline consists of two therapeutic proteins, such as MS1819 and AZX1101. MS1819 is an acid-resistant secreted lipase produced by Yarrowia lipolytica, known as LIP2, that the Company is developing through recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) technology for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), associated with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and cystic fibrosis (CF). AZX1101 is a recombinant-lactamase combination of bacterial origin under development for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections by resistant bacterial strains induced by parenteral administration of b-lactam antibiotics (known as nosocomial infections), as well as the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD).

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