GeoVax Labs (GOVX) vs. Its Rivals Head-To-Head Review

GeoVax Labs (NASDAQ:GOVXGet Rating) is one of 939 public companies in the “Pharmaceutical preparations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare GeoVax Labs to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

GeoVax Labs has a beta of 1.88, indicating that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GeoVax Labs’ rivals have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares GeoVax Labs and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GeoVax Labs -5,443.98% -146.19% -116.36%
GeoVax Labs Competitors -4,290.74% -171.93% -7.00%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.5% of GeoVax Labs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.4% of shares of all “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.3% of GeoVax Labs shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.6% of shares of all “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for GeoVax Labs and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GeoVax Labs 0 0 1 0 3.00
GeoVax Labs Competitors 6284 20845 43109 862 2.54

GeoVax Labs presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,240.66%. As a group, “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies have a potential upside of 132.66%. Given GeoVax Labs’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe GeoVax Labs is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GeoVax Labs $390,000.00 -$18.57 million -0.24
GeoVax Labs Competitors $1.86 billion $251.71 million -1.67

GeoVax Labs’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than GeoVax Labs. GeoVax Labs 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.

Summary

GeoVax Labs rivals beat GeoVax Labs on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About GeoVax Labs (Get Rating)

GeoVax Labs, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, develops human vaccines and immunotherapies against infectious diseases and cancers using modified vaccinia ankara virus-like particle vaccine platform. It is developing various preventive vaccines against (COVID-19), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Zika virus; malaria; and hemorrhagic fever viruses, such as Ebola, Sudan, Marburg, and Lassa, as well as therapeutic vaccines for HIV, chronic Hepatitis B infections, and solid tumor cancers. The company has collaboration and partnership agreements with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Department of Defense; Emory University; University of Pittsburgh; and the Burnet Institute. GeoVax Labs, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 and is based in Smyrna, Georgia.

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