Critical Review: Gamida Cell (GMDA) & Its Peers

Gamida Cell (NASDAQ: GMDA) is one of 255 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Gamida Cell to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.7% of Gamida Cell shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Gamida Cell and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gamida Cell 0 0 5 0 3.00
Gamida Cell Competitors 372 1484 3800 83 2.63

Gamida Cell presently has a consensus price target of $19.40, suggesting a potential upside of 68.70%. As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 2.98%. Given Gamida Cell’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Gamida Cell is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gamida Cell N/A -$52.93 million -1.09
Gamida Cell Competitors $47.41 million -$65.11 million -21.82

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

Profitability

This table compares Gamida Cell and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gamida Cell N/A N/A N/A
Gamida Cell Competitors -4,789.27% -257.83% -37.30%

Summary

Gamida Cell beats its rivals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Gamida Cell Company Profile

Gamida Cell Ltd., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing cell therapies to cure cancer, and rare and serious hematologic diseases in the United States, the European Union, and internationally. The company's lead product candidate is NiCord, a nicotinamide (NAM)-expanded cord blood cell therapy that is in Phase III studies in a patients with high-risk blood cancers, as well as in Phase I/II studies in patients with severe aplastic anemia. It is also developing NAM-NK, an innate immunotherapy, which is in Phase I studies for the treatment of relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel.

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