Kura Oncology (NASDAQ: KURA) is one of 285 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Kura Oncology to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kura Oncology N/A -$27.56 million -9.16
Kura Oncology Competitors $284.28 million $34.29 million 136.22

Kura Oncology’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Kura Oncology. Kura Oncology 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 Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Kura Oncology and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kura Oncology 0 0 5 0 3.00
Kura Oncology Competitors 846 3196 11590 230 2.71

Kura Oncology presently has a consensus price target of $17.75, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 46.84%. Given Kura Oncology’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kura Oncology has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.3% of Kura Oncology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.3% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.8% of Kura Oncology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Kura Oncology has a beta of 4.87, indicating that its stock price is 387% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kura Oncology’s competitors have a beta of 6.19, indicating that their average stock price is 519% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kura Oncology and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kura Oncology N/A -53.40% -44.08%
Kura Oncology Competitors -5,306.52% -432.90% -39.18%

Kura Oncology Company Profile

Kura Oncology, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in discovering and developing personalized therapeutics for the treatment of solid tumors and blood cancers. Its segment is engaged in the discovery and development of personalized therapeutics for the treatment of solid tumors and blood cancers. It focuses on the development of small molecule product candidates that targets cell-signaling pathways, which drives the progression of certain cancers. It is developing its lead product candidate, tipifarnib, which is a farnesyl transferase inhibitor, in both solid tumors and blood cancers. It is advancing KO-947, a small molecule inhibitor of extracellular-signal-regulated kinase (ERK), as a treatment for patients with tumors that have mutations in or other dysregulation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), signaling pathway, including pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and melanoma.

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