Reviewing Zogenix (ZGNX) & The Competition

Zogenix (NASDAQ: ZGNX) is one of 496 publicly-traded companies in the “Pharmaceutical preparations” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Zogenix to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Zogenix and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Zogenix $9.82 million -$126.81 million -11.19
Zogenix Competitors $2.01 billion $135.76 million -3.58

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Zogenix and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zogenix 0 0 5 0 3.00
Zogenix Competitors 3080 9338 22364 665 2.58

Zogenix currently has a consensus target price of $54.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.00%. As a group, “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies have a potential upside of 36.94%. Given Zogenix’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Zogenix has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.3% of shares of all “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Zogenix shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of shares of all “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zogenix N/A -66.94% -40.43%
Zogenix Competitors -2,969.51% -161.12% -30.84%

Volatility & Risk

Zogenix has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zogenix’s competitors have a beta of 1.10, suggesting that their average stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Zogenix competitors beat Zogenix on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Zogenix Company Profile

Zogenix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes therapies for the treatment of central nervous system disorders in the United States. Its lead product candidate is the ZX008, a low-dose fenfluramine, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome. The company was formerly known as SJ2 Therapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Zogenix, Inc. in August 2006. Zogenix, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

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