Reviewing Gritstone Oncology (GRTS) & The Competition

Gritstone Oncology (NASDAQ: GRTS) is one of 114 public companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Gritstone Oncology to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gritstone Oncology N/A N/A N/A
Gritstone Oncology Competitors -5,144.22% -64.24% -27.96%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gritstone Oncology and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gritstone Oncology $1.19 million -$64.78 million -1.90
Gritstone Oncology Competitors $897.63 million $190.37 million -1.33

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.0% of Gritstone Oncology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of shares of all “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Gritstone Oncology and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gritstone Oncology 0 1 6 0 2.86
Gritstone Oncology Competitors 834 2774 6059 261 2.58

Gritstone Oncology presently has a consensus target price of $22.20, indicating a potential upside of 60.99%. As a group, “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies have a potential upside of 33.63%. Given Gritstone Oncology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Gritstone Oncology is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Gritstone Oncology beats its competitors on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Gritstone Oncology

Gritstone Oncology Inc., an immuno-oncology company, engages in developing tumor-specific cancer immunotherapies to fight various cancer types. Its lead product candidate is GRANITE-001, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of solid tumors, including metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, as well as gastroesophageal, bladder and microsatellite stable, and colorectal cancers. Gritstone Oncology Inc. has a strategic collaboration with bluebird bio, Inc. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

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