Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CDTX) is one of 289 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Cidara Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

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 -6,414.37% -84.03% -35.64%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cidara Therapeutics N/A -$48.16 million -2.24
Cidara Therapeutics Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 54.25

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Cidara Therapeutics and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cidara Therapeutics 0 1 7 1 3.00
Cidara Therapeutics Competitors 960 3414 11917 240 2.69

Cidara Therapeutics currently has a consensus target price of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 77.63%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.01%. Given Cidara Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cidara Therapeutics is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

55.5% of Cidara Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.9% of Cidara Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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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