Nightstar Therapeutics (NITE) and The Competition Financial Review

Nightstar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NITE) is one of 286 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Nightstar Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.1% of Nightstar Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.3% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nightstar Therapeutics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nightstar Therapeutics 0 0 4 0 3.00
Nightstar Therapeutics Competitors 867 3227 11711 232 2.71

Nightstar Therapeutics presently has a consensus target price of $24.75, indicating a potential upside of 91.12%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 46.48%. Given Nightstar Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Nightstar Therapeutics is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nightstar Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A
Nightstar Therapeutics Competitors $284.49 million $34.10 million 81.71

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nightstar Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A
Nightstar Therapeutics Competitors -5,279.13% -223.55% -40.34%

Summary

Nightstar Therapeutics beats its rivals on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Nightstar Therapeutics Company Profile

Nightstar Therapeutics PLC, formerly Nightstar Therapeutics Limited, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing novel one-time treatments for patients suffering from rare inherited retinal diseases that would otherwise progress to blindness. The Company is developing a pipeline of proprietary product candidates that are designed to substantially modify or halt the progression of inherited retinal diseases. The Company’s lead product candidate, NSR-REP1, for the treatment of choroideremia, or CHM, is entering Phase III clinical development. The Company is also conducting a Phase I/II clinical trial with its second product candidate, NSR-RPGR, for the treatment of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, or XLRP. The Company’s third product candidate, NSR-BEST1, is in preclinical development for the treatment of Best vitelliform macular dystrophy, or Best disease.

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