Contrasting Macrocure (MCUR) and Its Competitors

Macrocure (NASDAQ: MCUR) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Macrocure to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Macrocure and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Macrocure N/A N/A -0.79
Macrocure Competitors $2.40 billion $905.93 million 0.16

Macrocure’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Macrocure. Macrocure 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.

Risk & Volatility

Macrocure has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Macrocure’s competitors have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.8% of Macrocure shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.5% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” 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 Macrocure and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Macrocure N/A -24.50% -22.85%
Macrocure Competitors -540.60% -41.61% -24.68%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Macrocure and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Macrocure 0 0 0 0 N/A
Macrocure Competitors 63 300 947 27 2.70

As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 18.61%. Given Macrocure’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Macrocure has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Macrocure competitors beat Macrocure on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Macrocure Company Profile

Leap Therapeutics Ltd, formerly Macrocure Ltd, is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing cell therapy products to address unmet needs for the treatment of chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and venous leg ulcers (VLUs). Its product candidate, CureXcell, is a combination of living human white blood cells that have been activated to facilitate the healing process and stimulate wound closure. CureXcell is in Phase III. Its CureXcell addresses each phase of healing in the impaired wound, including the production of growth factors and other biochemical factors involved in fibroblast activation, cell migration and extracellular matrix production, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Its delivery method of direct superficial injection into the chronic wound allows the precise delivery of the cells into the defective wound tissue where they can be effective.

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