ChemoCentryx (NASDAQ: CCXI) and Kamada (NASDAQ:KMDA) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

ChemoCentryx has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kamada has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.9% of ChemoCentryx shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.3% of Kamada shares are held by institutional investors. 26.2% of ChemoCentryx shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ChemoCentryx and Kamada’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ChemoCentryx $11.94 million 34.23 -$39.96 million ($0.61) -13.74
Kamada $77.49 million 2.94 -$6.73 million N/A N/A

Kamada has higher revenue and earnings than ChemoCentryx.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ChemoCentryx and Kamada, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChemoCentryx 0 1 1 0 2.50
Kamada 0 0 2 0 3.00

Kamada has a consensus target price of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 50.44%. Given Kamada’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kamada is more favorable than ChemoCentryx.

Profitability

This table compares ChemoCentryx and Kamada’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChemoCentryx N/A -67.57% -20.43%
Kamada -1.27% -1.64% -1.14%

Summary

Kamada beats ChemoCentryx on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ChemoCentryx

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing new medications targeted at inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Each of its drug candidates focuses on a specific chemoattractant receptor that selectively blocks its negative inflammatory or suppressive response, leaving the rest of the immune system intact. Its late stage compounds include Avacopan (CCX168) and CCX140. Avacopan (CCX168) is an orally administered complement inhibitor targeting the C5a receptor (C5aR), and is being developed for orphan and rare diseases, including anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic auto-antibody associated vasculitis (AAV); atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and complement 3 glomerulopathy (C3G). CCX140 is an orally administered inhibitor of the chemokine receptor known as C-C chemokine receptor type 2 (CCR2), in development for diabetic nephropathy (DN), a form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

About Kamada

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.

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