Head to Head Survey: Sunesis Pharmaceuticals (SNSS) & The Competition

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SNSS) is one of 187 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Sunesis Pharmaceuticals to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals 0 2 0 0 2.00
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Competitors 507 2385 6537 121 2.66

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.90%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 16.49%. Given Sunesis Pharmaceuticals’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sunesis Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.4% of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by company 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 Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals -1,472.94% N/A -125.56%
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Competitors -3,448.35% -94.38% -39.89%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals $2.54 million -$38.02 million -1.63
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Competitors $213.24 million -$39.02 million -61.11

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Sunesis Pharmaceuticals. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals competitors beat Sunesis Pharmaceuticals on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development and commercialization of its pipeline of oncology therapeutics for the treatment of solid and hematologic cancers. The Company offers QINPREZO (vosaroxin), which is a product candidate for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Vosaroxin is an anticancer quinolone derivative (AQD). The Company’s other kinase inhibitor pipeline include TAK-580, SNS-062 and SNS-229. TAK-580 is an oral, investigative drug selective for pan-Raf kinase inhibition, in patients with relapsed or refractory solid tumors. SNS-062 is a non-covalently binding inhibitor of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK). The Company has completed the pre-clinical studies for SNS-062. SNS-229 and SNS-510 are two PDK1 inhibitors. PDK1 is a kinase and mediator of Phosphoinositide 3-kinase/AKT (PI3K/AKT) signaling, which is a pathway involved in cell growth, differentiation, survival and migration.

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