Head to Head Review: Ikena Oncology (IKNA) & Its Competitors

Ikena Oncology (NASDAQ:IKNAGet Rating) is one of 254 publicly-traded companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Ikena Oncology to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Ikena Oncology and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ikena Oncology N/A -15.96% -12.61%
Ikena Oncology Competitors -2,250.09% -63.90% -29.64%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.8% of Ikena Oncology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.4% of shares of all “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Ikena Oncology and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ikena Oncology 0 0 5 0 3.00
Ikena Oncology Competitors 1548 5530 11252 206 2.55

Ikena Oncology presently has a consensus target price of $24.50, suggesting a potential upside of 253.03%. As a group, “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies have a potential upside of 97.91%. Given Ikena Oncology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Ikena Oncology is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ikena Oncology and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ikena Oncology $30.99 million -$34.12 million -2.17
Ikena Oncology Competitors $776.76 million $147.89 million -1.32

Ikena Oncology’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Ikena Oncology. Ikena Oncology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Ikena Oncology beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Ikena Oncology Company Profile (Get Rating)

Ikena Oncology, Inc., a targeted oncology company, focuses on developing medicines tailored to biomarker-defined patient groups for specific unmet needs. Its lead targeted oncology product candidate is IK-930, an oral small molecule inhibitor of the transcriptional enhanced associate domain, transcription factor in the Hippo signaling pathway. It is also developing a small molecule inhibitor program against ERK5 in the RAS signaling pathway; IK-175, an oral inhibitor of aryl hydrocarbon receptor; and IK-007, an oral selective EP4 receptor antagonist for the treatment of microsatellite stable colorectal cancer. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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