Valeritas (NASDAQ: VLRX) is one of 106 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical & medical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Valeritas to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Valeritas and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Valeritas and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
4.9% of Valeritas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.6% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Valeritas shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are owned 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.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Valeritas and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Valeritas||$20.25 million||-$49.30 million||-0.17|
|Valeritas Competitors||$1.51 billion||$110.21 million||-202.84|
Valeritas’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Valeritas. Valeritas is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
Valeritas has a beta of 4.45, suggesting that its share price is 345% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valeritas’ peers have a beta of 0.77, suggesting that their average share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valeritas peers beat Valeritas on 10 of the 13 factors compared.
Valeritas Company Profile
Valeritas, Inc. is a United States-based company, which is engaged in developing and commercializing treatment solutions that contribute to clinical outcomes for patients. The Company’s portfolio includes V-Go disposable insulin delivery device, which is distributed through retail pharmacy. Its V-Go delivers insulin at a continuous preset basal rate and bolus dosing for adults with Type 2 diabetes requiring insulin. Its development portfolio also includes the h-Patch technology, the Mini-Ject pre-filled needle-free delivery system and the Micro-Trans microneedle transdermal delivery patch. Its h-Patch is a controlled delivery technology platform designed to deliver drugs into subcutaneous tissue. The Mini-Ject represents needle-free injection system, combining a range of fully disposable pre-filled options. Micro-Trans microneedle array patch technology enables drug delivery into the dermis without limitations of drug size, structure, charge or the patient’s skin characteristics.
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