Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ: AEMD) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Aethlon Medical to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
7.4% of Aethlon Medical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Aethlon Medical shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Aethlon Medical and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Aethlon Medical Competitors||120||743||1096||53||2.54|
Aethlon Medical presently has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 194.12%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 4.79%. Given Aethlon Medical’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Aethlon Medical is more favorable than its peers.
Risk and Volatility
Aethlon Medical has a beta of 2.04, meaning that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aethlon Medical’s peers have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Aethlon Medical and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Aethlon Medical||$150,000.00||-$5.67 million||-2.22|
|Aethlon Medical Competitors||$1.08 billion||$109.59 million||24.66|
Aethlon Medical’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Aethlon Medical. Aethlon Medical 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.
This table compares Aethlon Medical and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Aethlon Medical Competitors||-190.83%||-33.65%||-15.46%|
Aethlon Medical peers beat Aethlon Medical on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Aethlon Medical Company Profile
Aethlon Medical, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on creating devices that address unmet medical needs in health and biodefense worldwide. The company is developing Aethlon Hemopurifier, a clinical-stage therapeutic device that eliminates life-threatening viruses from the circulatory system of infected individuals. It is also involved in the development of exosomal biomarkers to diagnose and monitor life-threatening disease conditions, such as cancer and neurological disorders; and a therapeutic device to reduce the incidence of sepsis, a fatal bloodstream infection. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in San Diego, California.
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