Caladrius Biosciences (NASDAQ: CLBS) is one of 185 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Caladrius Biosciences to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Caladrius Biosciences has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Caladrius Biosciences’ competitors have a beta of 1.57, suggesting that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Caladrius Biosciences and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Caladrius Biosciences $35.28 million -$32.65 million 1.64
Caladrius Biosciences Competitors $206.26 million -$41.15 million -67.86

Caladrius Biosciences’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Caladrius Biosciences. Caladrius Biosciences is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.4% of Caladrius Biosciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of Caladrius Biosciences shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Caladrius Biosciences and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Caladrius Biosciences -84.10% -96.80% -43.98%
Caladrius Biosciences Competitors -4,614.24% -575.14% -42.89%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Caladrius Biosciences and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Caladrius Biosciences 0 0 1 0 3.00
Caladrius Biosciences Competitors 535 2412 6581 126 2.65

Caladrius Biosciences presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 102.90%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 15.92%. Given Caladrius Biosciences’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Caladrius Biosciences is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Caladrius Biosciences beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Caladrius Biosciences

Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. is a cell therapy development company with product candidates in development based on multiple technology platforms and targeting autoimmune and cardiology indications. The Company’s lead product candidate, CLBS03, is a T regulatory cell (Treg) clinical Phase II therapy targeting adolescents with recent-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) using the patient’s own numerically and functionally enhanced Tregs. This therapy is based on a platform technology for immunomodulation. The Company is focused on commencing The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study, a Phase II prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial to evaluate its Treg product candidate, CLBS03, in adolescents with recent onset T1D. The Company plans to develop its product candidate, CLBS12, in Japan, which is an autologous therapy that derives its cells from peripheral blood through apheresis.

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