Reviewing Celcuity (CELC) and Its Peers

Celcuity (NASDAQ: CELC) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Celcuity to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.4% of Celcuity shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by institutional investors. 43.5% of Celcuity shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Celcuity and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celcuity 0 0 2 0 3.00
Celcuity Competitors 137 566 671 36 2.43

Celcuity currently has a consensus target price of $35.50, indicating a potential upside of 31.97%. As a group, “Medical laboratories” companies have a potential upside of 4.05%. Given Celcuity’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Celcuity is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Celcuity has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celcuity’s competitors have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Celcuity and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celcuity N/A -24.34% -23.67%
Celcuity Competitors -103.54% -222.38% -36.27%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Celcuity N/A -$6.25 million -34.49
Celcuity Competitors $1.13 billion $90.54 million 463.41

Celcuity’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Celcuity. Celcuity 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.

Summary

Celcuity beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Celcuity Company Profile

Celcuity Inc., a cellular analysis company, discovers cancer sub-types and commercializes diagnostic tests to enhance the response rates of cancer patients treated with targeted therapies in the United States. The company is developing CELx tests to diagnose two new sub-types of HER2-negative breast cancer. It is also developing CELx tests to diagnose 14 new potential cancer sub-types in breast, lung, colon, ovarian, kidney, bladder, and hematological cancers. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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