KalVista Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KALV) is one of 48 public companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare KalVista Pharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.


This table compares KalVista Pharmaceuticals and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KalVista Pharmaceuticals -1,379.58% -70.20% -63.10%
KalVista Pharmaceuticals Competitors -13,486.12% -54.03% -24.46%

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KalVista Pharmaceuticals 0 0 1 0 3.00
KalVista Pharmaceuticals Competitors 144 807 1788 60 2.63

KalVista Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 169.46%. As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 7.10%. Given KalVista Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe KalVista Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.6% of KalVista Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 49.1% of KalVista Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KalVista Pharmaceuticals and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
KalVista Pharmaceuticals $1.50 million -$18.60 million -4.11
KalVista Pharmaceuticals Competitors $584.27 million $101.79 million 64.57

KalVista Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than KalVista Pharmaceuticals. KalVista Pharmaceuticals 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.

KalVista Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc., is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule protease inhibitors for a range of diseases. The Company has developed a portfolio of small molecule plasma kallikrein inhibitors targeting hereditary angioedema (HAE) and diabetic macular edema (DME). The Company is developing a plasma kallikrein inhibitor, which is administered directly into the eye. The Company is engaged in advancing several product candidates developed from its portfolio into early clinical trials. The Company is progressing additional oral candidates towards regulatory preclinical studies. The Company’s HAE product candidate, KVD818, is an inhibitor of plasma kallikrein. The Company has initiated clinical testing of KVD818 in a Phase I clinical trial. It has completed an open-label single ascending dose Phase I trial in DME patients with KVD001.

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