NuCana (NCNA) & Its Peers Financial Comparison

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for NuCana and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NuCana 0 0 4 0 3.00
NuCana Competitors 839 3190 11555 230 2.71

NuCana currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 102.36%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 43.61%. Given NuCana’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe NuCana is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.3% of NuCana shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NuCana N/A N/A N/A
NuCana Competitors -5,300.58% -432.11% -40.00%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NuCana and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NuCana N/A N/A -37.06
NuCana Competitors $284.30 million $34.29 million 136.24

NuCana’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than NuCana. NuCana 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.


NuCana beats its competitors on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About NuCana

NuCana PLC is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on improving treatment outcomes for cancer patients by applying its phosphoramidate chemistry technology. The Company utilizes its ProTide technology to develop medicines to overcome cancer resistance mechanisms and generate much higher concentrations of anti-cancer metabolites in cancer cells. Its pipeline of products includes Acelarin, NUC-3373 and NUC-7738. Acelarin is a nucleotide analog and is a ProTide transformation of gemcitabine for the treatment of cancer. The Company is evaluating Acelarin in four clinical trials across several solid tumor indications. NUC-3373 is a ProTide transformation of the active anti-cancer metabolite of 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of a wide range of cancers. NUC-3373 is in a Phase I trial for the potential treatment of a wide range of solid tumor cancers. NUC-7738 is a ProTide transformation of cordycepin, a novel nucleoside analog.

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