Reviewing Lisata Therapeutics (LSTA) and Its Peers

Lisata Therapeutics (NASDAQ:LSTAGet Rating) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous health & allied services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Lisata Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Lisata Therapeutics has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lisata Therapeutics’ peers have a beta of 4.01, suggesting that their average share price is 301% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Lisata Therapeutics and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lisata Therapeutics 0 0 2 0 3.00
Lisata Therapeutics Competitors 32 246 370 30 2.59

Lisata Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 305.41%. As a group, “Miscellaneous health & allied services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 84.40%. Given Lisata Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Lisata Therapeutics is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Lisata Therapeutics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lisata Therapeutics N/A -29.53% -27.96%
Lisata Therapeutics Competitors -2,169.68% -130.61% -26.39%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

15.6% of Lisata Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.8% of shares of all “Miscellaneous health & allied services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Lisata Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.9% of shares of all “Miscellaneous health & allied services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lisata Therapeutics and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Lisata Therapeutics N/A -$27.47 million -0.30
Lisata Therapeutics Competitors $2.97 billion $132.19 million 10.12

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

Summary

Lisata Therapeutics peers beat Lisata Therapeutics on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Lisata Therapeutics Company Profile

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Lisata Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing cellular therapies to reverse disease and/or promote the regeneration of damaged tissue. Its product candidates include HONEDRA, a recipient of SAKIGAKE designation that is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of critical limb ischemia; XOWNA that is in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of coronary microvascular dysfunction; and CLBS201, a CD34+ cell therapy for the treatment of pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. The company was formerly known as NeoStem, Inc. and changed its name to Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. in June 2015. The company was formerly known as Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. and changed its name to Lisata Therapeutics, Inc. on September 15, 2022. Lisata Therapeutics, Inc. was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

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