Head to Head Survey: Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) versus Its Rivals

Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VNDA) is one of 285 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Vanda Pharmaceuticals to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.5% of Vanda Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.6% of Vanda Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vanda Pharmaceuticals $146.02 million -$18.01 million -44.74
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Competitors $284.30 million $34.29 million 139.97

Vanda Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Vanda Pharmaceuticals. Vanda Pharmaceuticals 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.

Risk and Volatility

Vanda Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vanda Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have a beta of 5.85, indicating that their average stock price is 485% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Vanda Pharmaceuticals and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vanda Pharmaceuticals 0 0 5 0 3.00
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Competitors 839 3190 11556 230 2.71

Vanda Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus price target of $22.20, indicating a potential upside of 60.06%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 43.50%. Given Vanda Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Vanda Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Vanda Pharmaceuticals and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vanda Pharmaceuticals -9.01% -10.99% -6.89%
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Competitors -5,339.82% -435.75% -40.59%


Vanda Pharmaceuticals beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Vanda Pharmaceuticals

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapies to address unmet medical needs. Its product portfolio includes HETLIOZ (tasimelteon), Fanapt (iloperidone), Tradipitant (VLY-686), Trichostatin A and AQW051. It offers HETLIOZ for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24). HETLIOZ is in clinical development for the treatment of Pediatric Non-24, Jet Lag Disorder and Smith-Magenis Syndrome. It offers Fanapt for the treatment of schizophrenia. Fanapt has potential utility in various other disorders. Tradipitant is a small molecule neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R) antagonist, which is in clinical development for the treatment of chronic pruritus in atopic dermatitis. Trichostatin A is a small molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. AQW051 is a Phase II alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist. AQW051 is indicated for the treatment of central nervous system disorders.

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