Ritter Pharmaceuticals (RTTR) vs. Its Peers Critical Comparison

Ritter Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: RTTR) is one of 287 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Ritter Pharmaceuticals to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Ritter Pharmaceuticals and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ritter Pharmaceuticals N/A -480.51% -235.87%
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Competitors -5,441.68% -162.70% -35.92%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.4% of Ritter Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.7% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.1% of Ritter Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ritter Pharmaceuticals and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ritter Pharmaceuticals N/A -$18.38 million -0.28
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 54.83

Ritter Pharmaceuticals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ritter Pharmaceuticals. Ritter Pharmaceuticals 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Ritter Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ritter Pharmaceuticals 0 1 4 0 2.80
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Competitors 925 3349 11863 238 2.70

Ritter Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 681.25%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 41.61%. Given Ritter Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ritter Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Ritter Pharmaceuticals peers beat Ritter Pharmaceuticals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops therapeutic products that modulate the human gut microbiome to treat gastrointestinal diseases. The Company’s segment is focusing on the development and commercialization of RP-G28. The Company conducts human gut health research by exploring metabolic capacity of the gut microbiota and translating the functionality of prebiotic-based therapeutics into applications intended to have impact on a patient’s health. The Company’s compound, RP-G28, is under development for the treatment of lactose intolerance. The Company has completed a Phase IIa clinical trial of its product candidate, RP-G28, an orally administered oligosaccharide. RP-G28 is designed to stimulate the growth of lactose-metabolizing bacteria in the colon. The Company has not generated any revenues.

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