Critical Survey: Audentes Therapeutics (BOLD) & Its Competitors

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BOLD) is one of 293 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Audentes Therapeutics to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Audentes Therapeutics and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Audentes Therapeutics 0 1 4 0 2.80
Audentes Therapeutics Competitors 746 3053 11557 246 2.72

Audentes Therapeutics currently has a consensus target price of $24.40, indicating a potential downside of 12.95%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 30.25%. Given Audentes Therapeutics’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Audentes Therapeutics has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Audentes Therapeutics has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Audentes Therapeutics’ competitors have a beta of 6.63, indicating that their average stock price is 563% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.1% of Audentes Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.9% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 47.3% of Audentes Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Audentes Therapeutics N/A N/A -49.68%
Audentes Therapeutics Competitors -5,488.05% -450.45% -42.07%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Audentes Therapeutics and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Audentes Therapeutics N/A -$73.43 million -7.90
Audentes Therapeutics Competitors $330.89 million $94.72 million -7.18

Audentes Therapeutics’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Audentes Therapeutics. Audentes Therapeutics 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.

Audentes Therapeutics Company Profile

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. is an early-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from serious, life-threatening rare diseases caused by single gene defects. The Company has a portfolio of product candidates, including AT132 for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM); AT342 for the treatment of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome (Crigler-Najjar); AT982 for the treatment of Pompe disease, and AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CASQ2-CPVT). The Company’s subsidiary is Audentes Therapeutics UK Ltd. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had not generated any revenues.

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