Reviewing Cellular Dynamics International (ICEL) & Its Peers

Cellular Dynamics International (NASDAQ: ICEL) is one of 182 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Cellular Dynamics International to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Cellular Dynamics International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cellular Dynamics International -88.12% -57.59% -38.09%
Cellular Dynamics International Competitors -4,383.11% -491.10% -43.89%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

49.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cellular Dynamics International and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cellular Dynamics International N/A N/A -8.53
Cellular Dynamics International Competitors $217.36 million -$39.57 million -51.68

Cellular Dynamics International’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Cellular Dynamics International. Cellular Dynamics International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cellular Dynamics International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cellular Dynamics International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cellular Dynamics International Competitors 543 2453 6646 127 2.65

As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 12.66%. Given Cellular Dynamics International’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cellular Dynamics International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Cellular Dynamics International Company Profile

Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. develops and produces functioning human cells in industrial quantities. The Company’s products include true human cells in multiple cell types (iCell products), human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and custom iPSCs and iCell products (MyCell products). It markets its products for use in life science in vitro research and development, as well as applied product testing, stem cell banking and in vivo cellular therapeutics. It is also in the process of developing human cells as cellular therapeutics. The market for in vitro drug discovery, toxicity testing and applied testing, including chemical safety, has employed models, such as primary cells, transformed (immortalized) cells and live animals that act as surrogates for functioning human cells. Its iCell and MyCell products consist of iCell Cardiomyocytes, iCell Neurons, iCell DopaNeurons, iCell Endothelial Cells, iCell Hepatocytes, MyCell and Media and reprogramming kit.

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