Analyzing Equillium (EQ) and Its Competitors

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Equillium (NASDAQ: EQ) is one of 710 public companies in the “Pharmaceutical preparations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Equillium to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Equillium and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Equillium N/A -$25.60 million -4.08
Equillium Competitors $1.98 billion $238.41 million -1.60

Equillium’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Equillium. Equillium 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 summary of current ratings and price targets for Equillium and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equillium 0 0 0 0 N/A
Equillium Competitors 7249 19791 37657 1511 2.50

As a group, “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies have a potential upside of 42.76%. Given Equillium’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Equillium has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equillium N/A -70.52% -52.43%
Equillium Competitors -3,745.45% -187.00% -31.59%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.6% of Equillium shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.4% of shares of all “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies are held by institutional investors. 52.3% of Equillium shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of shares of all “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Equillium has a beta of 2.3, suggesting that its share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equillium’s peers have a beta of 0.34, suggesting that their average share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Equillium peers beat Equillium on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Equillium

Equillium, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, develops products for autoimmune and inflammatory, or immuno-inflammatory disorders with unmet medical need. Its primary product candidate is itolizumab, a clinical-stage monoclonal antibody that targets the novel immune checkpoint receptor CD6, which is in Phase 1b/2 clinical trials for the treatment of acute graft-versus-host disease; and Phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of asthma and lupus nephritis. The company was formerly known as Attenuate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Equillium, Inc. in May 2017. Equillium, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

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