Comparing Apellis Pharmaceuticals (APLS) & Its Competitors

Apellis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: APLS) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Apellis Pharmaceuticals to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apellis Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A
Apellis Pharmaceuticals Competitors -13,490.36% -49.41% -25.03%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Apellis Pharmaceuticals and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Apellis Pharmaceuticals N/A -$27.12 million N/A
Apellis Pharmaceuticals Competitors $638.71 million $62.30 million 77.03

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.9% of Apellis Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.9% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Apellis Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apellis Pharmaceuticals 0 0 4 0 3.00
Apellis Pharmaceuticals Competitors 175 847 1860 61 2.61

Apellis Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 65.34%. As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 3.68%. Given Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Apellis Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its peers.


Apellis Pharmaceuticals beats its peers on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic compounds for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The Company’s lead compounds are designed to inhibit complement component 3 (C3), the central protein in the complement cascade. The Company is developing APL-2 for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) by subcutaneous injection, which is an injection into the tissue under the skin. It is developing APL-2 for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by intravitreal injection, which is an injection into the eye. The Company is developing APL-1 for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by inhaled administration.

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