Comparing MEI Pharma (MEIP) & The Competition

MEI Pharma (NASDAQ: MEIP) is one of 288 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare MEI Pharma to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MEI Pharma -8.24% -3.62% -3.33%
MEI Pharma Competitors -5,321.47% -84.50% -35.76%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MEI Pharma and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MEI Pharma $23.25 million $2.67 million -43.40
MEI Pharma Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 54.88

MEI Pharma’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than MEI Pharma. MEI Pharma 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.2% of MEI Pharma shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of MEI Pharma shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for MEI Pharma and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MEI Pharma 0 0 2 0 3.00
MEI Pharma Competitors 948 3396 11901 239 2.69

MEI Pharma presently has a consensus target price of $6.75, indicating a potential upside of 211.06%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 41.47%. Given MEI Pharma’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe MEI Pharma is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

MEI Pharma has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MEI Pharma’s competitors have a beta of 2.49, suggesting that their average stock price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MEI Pharma competitors beat MEI Pharma on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About MEI Pharma

MEI Pharma, Inc. is an oncology company. The Company is focused on the clinical development of drugs and therapies for treatment of cancer. The Company’s portfolio of clinical drug candidates includes Pracinostat, ME-344 and PWT143. Pracinostat is an orally available histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of advanced hematologic diseases, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). ME-344 is an isoflavone-based mitochondrial inhibitor targeting a mitochondrial component of the terminal respiratory chain complex in rapidly proliferating cells. PWT143 is an oral inhibitor of phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) delta, a molecular target that plays a critical role in the proliferation and survival of hematologic cancer cells. Pracinostat has been tested in multiple Phase I and Phase II clinical trials in advanced hematologic malignancies and solid tumor indications.

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