Head to Head Analysis: Celcuity (CELC) and Its Peers

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Celcuity (NASDAQ: CELC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Celcuity to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Celcuity and its peers’ 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%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Celcuity and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celcuity 0 0 2 0 3.00
Celcuity Competitors 140 571 679 36 2.43

Celcuity presently has a consensus target price of $35.50, suggesting a potential upside of 48.35%. As a group, “Medical laboratories” companies have a potential upside of 2.91%. Given Celcuity’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Celcuity is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Celcuity N/A -$6.25 million -30.68
Celcuity Competitors $1.13 billion $90.54 million 427.79

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.2% of Celcuity shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by institutional investors. 43.5% of Celcuity shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Celcuity has a beta of 0.11, indicating that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celcuity’s peers have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Celcuity beats its peers 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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