Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CDTX) is one of 285 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cidara Therapeutics to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cidara Therapeutics N/A -$48.16 million -2.28
Cidara Therapeutics Competitors $284.28 million $34.29 million 134.32

Cidara Therapeutics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cidara Therapeutics. Cidara Therapeutics 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 Cidara Therapeutics and its peers’ 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 -5,302.67% -356.18% -38.99%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.5% of Cidara Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.3% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.9% of Cidara Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cidara Therapeutics 0 1 8 1 3.00
Cidara Therapeutics Competitors 846 3197 11593 230 2.71

Cidara Therapeutics currently has a consensus target price of $13.85, suggesting a potential upside of 78.71%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 46.91%. Given Cidara Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cidara Therapeutics is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Cidara Therapeutics has a beta of 1.79, meaning that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cidara Therapeutics’ peers have a beta of 6.01, meaning that their average share price is 501% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Cidara Therapeutics beats its peers on 8 of the 12 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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