Analyzing Macrocure (MCUR) & Its Rivals

Macrocure (NASDAQ: MCUR) is one of 19 public companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Macrocure to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.8% of Macrocure shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Macrocure and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Macrocure 0 0 0 0 N/A
Macrocure Competitors 63 294 946 27 2.70

As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 16.67%. Given Macrocure’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Macrocure has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Macrocure has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Macrocure’s competitors have a beta of 0.85, meaning that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Macrocure N/A -24.50% -22.85%
Macrocure Competitors -538.85% -41.85% -24.81%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Macrocure N/A N/A -0.79
Macrocure Competitors $2.57 billion $977.16 million 0.71

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

Macrocure competitors beat Macrocure on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Macrocure Company Profile

Leap Therapeutics Ltd, formerly Macrocure Ltd, is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing cell therapy products to address unmet needs for the treatment of chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and venous leg ulcers (VLUs). Its product candidate, CureXcell, is a combination of living human white blood cells that have been activated to facilitate the healing process and stimulate wound closure. CureXcell is in Phase III. Its CureXcell addresses each phase of healing in the impaired wound, including the production of growth factors and other biochemical factors involved in fibroblast activation, cell migration and extracellular matrix production, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Its delivery method of direct superficial injection into the chronic wound allows the precise delivery of the cells into the defective wound tissue where they can be effective.

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