Contrasting Kite Pharma (KITE) & Its Peers

Kite Pharma (NASDAQ: KITE) is one of 289 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Kite Pharma to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Kite Pharma and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kite Pharma 0 10 7 0 2.41
Kite Pharma Competitors 1134 3417 11919 240 2.67

Kite Pharma presently has a consensus price target of $93.20, indicating a potential downside of 48.16%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 41.63%. Given Kite Pharma’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kite Pharma has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kite Pharma and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kite Pharma N/A N/A -26.06
Kite Pharma Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 54.87

Kite Pharma’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kite Pharma. Kite Pharma 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.7% of Kite Pharma shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.0% of Kite Pharma shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kite Pharma and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kite Pharma -1,092.54% -59.15% -48.12%
Kite Pharma Competitors -6,417.56% -86.59% -37.07%

Summary

Kite Pharma rivals beat Kite Pharma on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Kite Pharma

Kite Pharma, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of cancer immunotherapy products to target and kill cancer cells. The Company offers engineered autologous cell therapy, which is an approach to the treatment of cancer. Its therapy involves modifying a patient’s T cells outside the patient’s body, or ex vivo, causing the T cells to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs), or T cell receptors (TCRs), and then reinfusing the engineered T cells back into the patient. Its lead product candidate, KTE-C19, is a CAR-based therapy that targets the CD19 antigen, a protein expressed on the cell surface of B-cell lymphomas and leukemias. The Company is conducting a registrational Phase II clinical trial (ZUMA-1) of KTE-C19 in patients with relapsed or refractory aggressive diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma (PMBCL), or transformed follicular lymphoma (TFL).

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