Head-To-Head Contrast: Sierra Oncology (SRRA) vs. Its Peers

Sierra Oncology (NASDAQ: SRRA) is one of 287 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Sierra Oncology to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.6% of Sierra Oncology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Sierra Oncology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned 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 Sierra Oncology and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sierra Oncology N/A -36.93% -34.96%
Sierra Oncology Competitors -5,387.16% -160.69% -35.34%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sierra Oncology and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sierra Oncology N/A -$47.86 million -3.43
Sierra Oncology Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 54.30

Sierra Oncology’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Sierra Oncology. Sierra Oncology 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sierra Oncology 0 0 3 0 3.00
Sierra Oncology Competitors 930 3374 11880 239 2.70

Sierra Oncology presently has a consensus price target of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.70%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 42.80%. Given Sierra Oncology’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sierra Oncology has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

About Sierra Oncology

Sierra Oncology, Inc., formerly ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc., is a clinical-stage drug development company. The Company’s lead drug candidate, SRA737, is orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitor of Checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1), a key cell cycle checkpoint and central regulator of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) Damage Response (DDR) network. SRA737 is being investigated in approximately two Phase I clinical trials in patients with advanced cancer. Sierra Oncology is also advancing SRA141, an orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitor of the cell division cycle 7 kinase (Cdc7) kinase undergoing preclinical development. Sierra is building a range of pipeline of various oncology assets against targets at the edge of cancer biology. The Company’s SRA737 and SRA141 target the DDR network, a scientifically approach with far-reaching potential across oncology. SRA141 is an orally available small molecule inhibitor of Cdc7.

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