Financial Analysis: SCYNEXIS (SCYX) and Its Competitors

SCYNEXIS (NASDAQ: SCYX) is one of 105 public companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare SCYNEXIS to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SCYNEXIS $260,000.00 -$29.98 million N/A
SCYNEXIS Competitors $8.17 billion $1.09 billion 156.41

SCYNEXIS’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than SCYNEXIS.

Risk & Volatility

SCYNEXIS has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SCYNEXIS’s rivals have a beta of 34.15, suggesting that their average share price is 3,315% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

30.9% of SCYNEXIS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.5% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of SCYNEXIS shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for SCYNEXIS and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SCYNEXIS 0 1 5 0 2.83
SCYNEXIS Competitors 885 3844 6831 181 2.54

SCYNEXIS currently has a consensus price target of $9.50, suggesting a potential upside of 311.26%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 18.67%. Given SCYNEXIS’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe SCYNEXIS is more favorable than its rivals.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SCYNEXIS -8,569.46% -64.12% -37.45%
SCYNEXIS Competitors -2,402.45% -68.50% -7.24%


SCYNEXIS rivals beat SCYNEXIS on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

SCYNEXIS Company Profile

SCYNEXIS, Inc. is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, SCY-078, as an oral and intravenous (IV) drug for the treatment of several fungal infections, including serious invasive fungal infections. SCY-078 is a structurally distinct glucan synthase inhibitor that has been shown to be effective in vitro and in vivo in animal studies against a range of Candida and Aspergillus species, including drug-resistant strains. The Company also conducts additional in vitro and in vivo studies to further characterize the spectrum of activity of SCY-078. The Company has completed multiple Phase I studies with the oral formulation of SCY-078 and is conducting its first Phase I study with the IV formulation of SCY-078. The Company has also developed a platform for cyclophilin inhibitors, which has two clinical stage compounds, such as SCY-635 and SCY-641.

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