Head to Head Contrast: Kamada (KMDA) versus 3SBio (SSRX)

Kamada (NASDAQ: KMDA) and 3SBio (NASDAQ:SSRX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kamada and 3SBio’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kamada $77.49 million 2.34 -$6.73 million ($0.04) -112.47
3SBio N/A N/A N/A $0.73 22.73

3SBio has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Kamada. Kamada is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 3SBio, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

6.3% of Kamada shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kamada and 3SBio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kamada -1.27% -1.64% -1.14%
3SBio N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kamada and 3SBio, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kamada 0 0 2 0 3.00
3SBio 0 0 1 0 3.00

Kamada presently has a consensus target price of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 88.89%. Given Kamada’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kamada is more favorable than 3SBio.

Risk and Volatility

Kamada has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 3SBio has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

3SBio beats Kamada on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kamada Company Profile

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.

3SBio Company Profile

3SBio Inc. is a biotechnology company in the People’s Republic of China with research and development, manufacturing, and marketing capabilities focusing on bio-pharmaceutical products. The Company recombinant, or genetically engineered, protein-based products and product candidates are designed to address markets with unmet medical needs in nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation and infectious diseases. Its principal products are EPIAO and TPIAO. In addition, it has two legacy products, Intefen and Inleusin; and an in-licensed product, Iron Sucrose Supplement. The Company focuses on its research and development efforts on both novel and validated protein-based therapeutics for the treatment of diseases in the areas of nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation and infectious diseases, and other selected areas. In May 2013, the Company merged with Decade Sunshine Limited and Decade Sunshine Merger Sub.

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