Kamada (NASDAQ: KMDA) and Kadmon Holdings (NASDAQ:KDMN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Kamada and Kadmon Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kamada 0 0 2 0 3.00
Kadmon Holdings 1 1 3 0 2.40

Kamada presently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 91.01%. Kadmon Holdings has a consensus price target of $9.75, indicating a potential upside of 173.88%. Given Kadmon Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kadmon Holdings is more favorable than Kamada.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kamada and Kadmon Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kamada $77.49 million 2.09 -$6.73 million ($0.06) -74.15
Kadmon Holdings N/A N/A N/A ($5.56) -0.64

Kadmon Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Kamada. Kamada is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kadmon Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.4% of Kamada shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Kamada and Kadmon Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kamada -2.24% -2.94% -2.03%
Kadmon Holdings -754.62% N/A -155.28%

Summary

Kamada beats Kadmon Holdings on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kamada Company Profile

Kamada Ltd. is an Israel-based biopharmaceutical company, which develops, produces and markets therapeutics, based on chromatographic purification technology. It offers bio-therapeutics for human use, such as specialty proteins, specific immunoglobulins, and other prescription medicines. The Company’s product line includes intravenous AAT for chronic replacement therapy in individuals with congenital alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; KamRAB for prophylaxis of rabies infection; KamRho-D IM for prophylaxis of Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn; KamRho-D IV for treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura; and IVIG, a replacement therapy in primary and secondary immune therapy. Its product line also comprises Protosol to reduce blood loss in patients undergoing cardiac surgery; Heparin sodium injection for coagulation inhibition and prophylaxis of thromboembolic diseases and Heparin Lock Flush to maintain potency of intravenous injection device among other.

Kadmon Holdings Company Profile

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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