Zymeworks (ZYME) and Its Peers Critical Contrast

Zymeworks (NYSE: ZYME) is one of 289 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Zymeworks to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.2% of Zymeworks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Zymeworks and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Zymeworks $11.00 million -$33.80 million -4.18
Zymeworks Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 52.98

Zymeworks’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Zymeworks. Zymeworks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Zymeworks and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zymeworks -1,387.89% -117.85% -54.48%
Zymeworks Competitors -6,408.55% -84.01% -35.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Zymeworks and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zymeworks 2 0 4 0 2.33
Zymeworks Competitors 960 3412 11912 239 2.69

Zymeworks presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 68.60%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.16%. Given Zymeworks’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Zymeworks is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Zymeworks peers beat Zymeworks on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Zymeworks Company Profile

Zymeworks Inc is a Canada-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of multifunctional biotherapeutics. The Company’s ZymeCAD platform is for protein modeling and structure-guided protein engineering. The Company’s platforms include Azymetric Platform, AlbuCORE Platform, EFECT Platform and Zymelink Conjugation Platform + Cytotoxins. The Company’s lead product candidate, ZW25, is a bispecific antibody, which is being evaluated in an adaptive Phase I clinical trial. Its ZW33 is a bi-specific antibody that delivers a cytotoxic payload to cancers cells by binding to different epitopes (bi-paratopic targeting) of the overexpressed HER2 protein. It focuses on developing a pipeline of preclinical product candidates and discovery-stage programs in immuno-oncology and other therapeutic areas. It analyzes protein characteristics to develop the scope of protein engineering to tackle biological systems.

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