KalVista Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KALV) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.6% of KalVista Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.1% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.1% of KalVista Pharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares KalVista Pharmaceuticals and its competitors’ 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 -13,496.29% -110.89% -28.17%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KalVista Pharmaceuticals and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
KalVista Pharmaceuticals $1.50 million -$18.60 million -4.00
KalVista Pharmaceuticals Competitors $564.12 million $96.17 million 70.63

KalVista Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than KalVista Pharmaceuticals. KalVista Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for KalVista Pharmaceuticals and its competitors, 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 143 806 1782 60 2.63

KalVista Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 176.92%. As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 7.57%. Given KalVista Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe KalVista Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its competitors.


KalVista Pharmaceuticals beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About KalVista Pharmaceuticals

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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