Head to Head Comparison: Macrocure (MCUR) and Its Peers

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 related companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.8% of Macrocure shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.5% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Macrocure and its competitors gross 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 -0.32

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.

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 -540.60% -41.61% -24.68%

Risk & 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 0.88, meaning that their average stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Macrocure and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Macrocure 0 0 0 0 N/A
Macrocure Competitors 65 307 951 27 2.70

As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 29.10%. Given Macrocure’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Macrocure has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

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

About Macrocure

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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