Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX) and Its Competitors Head-To-Head Comparison

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

Profitability

This table compares Cidara Therapeutics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cidara Therapeutics N/A -82.17% -65.11%
Cidara Therapeutics Competitors -5,441.68% -162.70% -35.92%

Volatility & Risk

Cidara Therapeutics has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cidara Therapeutics’ rivals have a beta of 5.79, indicating that their average share price is 479% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Cidara Therapeutics and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cidara Therapeutics 0 1 7 1 3.00
Cidara Therapeutics Competitors 1131 3426 11926 240 2.67

Cidara Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 78.81%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 39.43%. Given Cidara Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Cidara Therapeutics is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cidara Therapeutics and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cidara Therapeutics N/A -$48.16 million -2.22
Cidara Therapeutics Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 55.15

Cidara Therapeutics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cidara Therapeutics. Cidara Therapeutics 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

55.5% of Cidara Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.9% of Cidara Therapeutics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cidara Therapeutics beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Cidara Therapeutics Company Profile

Cidara Therapeutics, Inc., formerly K2 Therapeutics, Inc., is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives. It is developing a pipeline of product and development candidates with a focus on serious fungal infections. Its product portfolio consists of over two formulations of its echinocandin, CD101. CD101 IV is a long-acting therapy for the treatment and prevention of serious, invasive fungal infections. CD101 topical, its second product candidate, is being developed for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and recurrent VVC (RVVC), a prevalent mucosal infection. Its immunotherapy technology platform, Cloudbreak, is used to create compounds designed to direct a patient’s immune cells to attack and eliminate pathogens that cause infectious disease. The Company is also developing CD201, its bispecific antimicrobial immunotherapy.

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