Critical Survey: Evofem Biosciences (EVFM) versus Its Peers

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Evofem Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVFM) is one of 541 public companies in the “Pharmaceutical preparations” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Evofem Biosciences to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Evofem Biosciences and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Evofem Biosciences N/A -$125.71 million -0.62
Evofem Biosciences Competitors $2.22 billion $231.47 million -3.50

Evofem Biosciences’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Evofem Biosciences. Evofem Biosciences is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Evofem Biosciences and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Evofem Biosciences 0 0 5 0 3.00
Evofem Biosciences Competitors 4426 12708 27233 955 2.55

Evofem Biosciences presently has a consensus target price of $10.70, indicating a potential upside of 201.41%. As a group, “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies have a potential upside of 52.40%. Given Evofem Biosciences’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Evofem Biosciences is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Evofem Biosciences has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evofem Biosciences’ peers have a beta of 1.36, indicating that their average share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Evofem Biosciences and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Evofem Biosciences N/A N/A -928.11%
Evofem Biosciences Competitors -1,871.71% -125.82% -26.58%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.1% of Evofem Biosciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of shares of all “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Evofem Biosciences shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Pharmaceutical preparations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Evofem Biosciences beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Evofem Biosciences

Evofem Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes women's sexual and reproductive health products. Its lead product candidate is Amphora that is in Phase 3 trial for contraception; and in Phase 2b/3 clinical trial for prevention of chlamydia and gonorrhea in women. The company is also developing vaginal gel product candidate for the treatment of recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Evofem Biosciences, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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