Kodiak Sciences (NASDAQ:KOD) & Fusion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FUSN) Head to Head Survey

Kodiak Sciences (NASDAQ:KOD) and Fusion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FUSN) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Kodiak Sciences and Fusion Pharmaceuticals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kodiak Sciences 0 7 3 0 2.30
Fusion Pharmaceuticals 0 0 5 0 3.00

Kodiak Sciences presently has a consensus price target of $134.10, indicating a potential upside of 2.02%. Fusion Pharmaceuticals has a consensus price target of $24.33, indicating a potential upside of 102.10%. Given Fusion Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fusion Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Kodiak Sciences.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.3% of Kodiak Sciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of Fusion Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. 39.3% of Kodiak Sciences shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kodiak Sciences and Fusion Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kodiak Sciences N/A -32.32% -23.86%
Fusion Pharmaceuticals N/A -26.14% -18.26%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kodiak Sciences and Fusion Pharmaceuticals’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kodiak Sciences N/A N/A -$47.37 million ($1.25) -105.15
Fusion Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A -$16.19 million N/A N/A

Summary

Fusion Pharmaceuticals beats Kodiak Sciences on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kodiak Sciences Company Profile

Kodiak Sciences Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, provides novel therapeutics to treat retinal diseases. The company's lead product candidate is KSI-301, a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-biological agent that is in Phase 1b clinical study to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. Its preclinical stage product candidate include KSI-501, a bispecific anti-interleukin 6/VEGF bioconjugate to target inflammation and abnormal angiogenesis in the pathogenesis of retinal vascular diseases. The company's early research pipeline include KSI-601, a triplet inhibitor for dry AMD. The company was formerly known as Oligasis, LLC and changed its name to Kodiak Sciences Inc. in September 2015. Kodiak Sciences Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Fusion Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company, focuses on developing radiopharmaceuticals as precision medicines. The company has developed Targeted Alpha Therapies platform together with its proprietary Fast-Clear linker technology to enable us to connect alpha particle emitting isotopes to antibodies and other targeting molecules in order to selectively deliver the alpha particle payloads to tumors. Its lead product candidate is FPI-1434 that is in Phase 1 clinical trials as a monotherapy in patients with solid tumors expressing insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor. The company is also conducting additional preclinical studies of FPI-1434 in combination with approved checkpoint inhibitors and DNA damage response inhibitors to further assess the anti-tumor activity, and dosing schedule and pharmacodynamics of the combinations. In addition, it is progressing its earlier-stage product candidate, FPI-1966 into clinical development for the treatment of head and neck, and bladder cancers expressing fibroblast growth factor receptor. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Canada.

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