Cambrex (NYSE: CBM) is one of 103 public companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Cambrex to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cambrex and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cambrex||$490.64 million||$81.67 million||16.93|
|Cambrex Competitors||$8.31 billion||$1.11 billion||152.20|
Cambrex’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cambrex. Cambrex is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
43.9% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Cambrex shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Cambrex and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cambrex presently has a consensus target price of $62.33, indicating a potential upside of 20.68%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 18.89%. Given Cambrex’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cambrex is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Cambrex and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Cambrex has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cambrex’s rivals have a beta of 0.92, suggesting that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Cambrex beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Cambrex Company Profile
Cambrex Corporation (Cambrex) is a life sciences company. It provides products and services for the development and commercialization of generic therapeutics. It operates through four segments, which are manufacturing facilities that have been aggregated as a single segment. Its manufacturing facilities are owned by the subsidiaries, including Cambrex Charles City, Inc., Cambrex Karlskoga AB and Cambrex Profarmaco Milano S.r.l. Its products consist of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and pharmaceutical intermediates. It delivers services, such as custom organic synthesis and process development; current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) manufacturing of API and intermediates from grams to hundreds of kilograms; cGMP analytical services; controlled substance research and development (R&D) and manufacture, Schedule II-V, and contract research. It has API R&D and cGMP facilities in the United States and Europe. It supplies over 90 generic APIs.
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