Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) vs. Its Rivals Critical Comparison

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.5% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals -29.78% -76.75% -11.59%
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Competitors -13,099.10% -105.24% -26.02%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A -11.15
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Competitors $564.12 million $96.17 million 43.51

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals 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.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Competitors 137 801 1760 59 2.63

As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 13.59%. Given Auxilium Pharmaceuticals’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Auxilium Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have a beta of 1.08, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals rivals beat Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and marketing products to predominantly specialist audiences. Its core therapeutic focus continues to be in the area of urology, with an anchor position in men’s healthcare. The company’s products include Testim (testosterone gel) and testosterone gel are indicated for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone; TESTOPEL offers men an option that provides a long-acting androgenic effect; Striant (testosterone buccal system) CIII is indicated for replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone; STENDRA is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction; among others.

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