Critical Comparison: Kadmon (KDMN) vs. Its Competitors

Kadmon (NYSE: KDMN) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Kadmon to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kadmon and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kadmon $26.06 million -$208.75 million -2.01
Kadmon Competitors $564.12 million $96.17 million 43.60

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kadmon -555.91% N/A -124.91%
Kadmon Competitors -13,603.82% -109.96% -27.55%

Volatility and Risk

Kadmon has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kadmon’s peers have a beta of 1.08, meaning that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.9% of Kadmon shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.5% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Kadmon shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kadmon and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kadmon 1 1 2 0 2.25
Kadmon Competitors 137 801 1756 59 2.63

Kadmon presently has a consensus target price of $9.75, indicating a potential upside of 177.78%. As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 15.17%. Given Kadmon’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Kadmon is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Kadmon peers beat Kadmon on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Kadmon

Kadmon Holdings, Inc. is an integrated biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecules and biologics to address disease areas of various unmet medical needs. The Company is developing product candidates in a number of indications within autoimmune and fibrotic disease, oncology and genetic diseases. Its product pipeline consists of KD025, Tesevatinib and KD034. The Company’s other products include Ribasphere RibaPak, Ribasphere, Qsymia, Tetrabenazine and Valganciclovir. KD025 is an orally available, selective small molecule inhibitor of Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase 2 (ROCK2), a molecular target in multiple autoimmune, fibrotic and neurodegenerative diseases. Tesevatinib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) designed to block key molecular drivers of tumor growth, metastases and drug resistance. KD034 is the Company’s portfolio of enhanced formulations of trientine hydrochloride for the treatment of Wilson’s disease.

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