NasdaqGS:CALA

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Executive Summary

Calithera Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage bio-pharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of small molecule drugs directed against tumor metabolism and tumor immunology targets for the treatment of cancer in the United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Calithera Biosciences's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CALA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.5%

CALA

0.5%

US Biotechs

-1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

36.1%

CALA

30.4%

US Biotechs

15.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CALA exceeded the US Biotechs industry which returned 30.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CALA exceeded the US Market which returned 15.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CALAIndustryMarket
7 Day2.5%0.5%-1.1%
30 Day6.1%1.2%2.9%
90 Day-24.7%-1.3%5.7%
1 Year36.1%36.1%32.6%30.4%17.6%15.0%
3 Year-77.1%-77.1%20.6%14.6%38.9%29.7%
5 Year-62.4%-62.4%8.6%0.9%78.4%58.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Calithera Biosciences's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Calithera Biosciences undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CALA ($3.66) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($18.54)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CALA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CALA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Biotechs industry average.

PE vs Market: CALA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CALA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CALA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Biotechs industry average (3.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Calithera Biosciences forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

35.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CALA is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: CALA is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: CALA is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CALA's revenue (63.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CALA's revenue (63.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CALA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Calithera Biosciences performed over the past 5 years?

-26.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CALA is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CALA is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CALA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 26.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CALA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CALA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Biotechs industry (-7.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CALA has a negative Return on Equity (-60.62%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Calithera Biosciences's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CALA's short term assets ($156.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($15.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: CALA's short term assets ($156.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($5.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CALA is debt free.

Reducing Debt: CALA has not had any debt for past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: CALA has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if CALA has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Calithera Biosciences's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CALA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CALA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CALA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CALA's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CALA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Susan Molineaux (66 yo)

10.58yrs

Tenure

US$2,209,842

Compensation

Dr. Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D., Co-founded Calithera Biosciences, Inc. in June 2010 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and President since June 2010. She focuses on Biopharmaceuticals. Dr. Molineaux a ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Susan's total compensation ($USD2.21M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.27M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Susan's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Susan Molineaux
Co-Founder10.58yrsUS$2.21m0.66%
$ 1.7m
Curtis Hecht
Chief Business Officer1.75yrsUS$935.01k0.036%
$ 91.2k
Keith Orford
Chief Medical Officer4.42yrsUS$1.24m0.012%
$ 30.7k
Stephanie Wong
Senior VP of Finance & Secretaryno datano data0.053%
$ 134.3k
Jennifer McNealey
Vice President of Investor Relations & Strategy3.83yrsno datano data
Sumita Ray
Senior VP3yrsUS$1.26mno data
Hagit Glickman
Head of People & Cultureno datano datano data
Eric Sjogren
Senior Vice President of Drug Discovery10.33yrsUS$959.51k0.10%
$ 259.4k
Christopher Molineaux
Senior Vice President of Development7.5yrsUS$446.60k0.0035%
$ 9.0k

4.4yrs

Average Tenure

49yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CALA's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Susan Molineaux
Co-Founder10.58yrsUS$2.21m0.66%
$ 1.7m
Jean George
Independent Director8.08yrsUS$95.47k0%
$ 0
Henry Wolff
Independent Director5.83yrsUS$95.93k0%
$ 0
Deepika Pakianathan
Lead Independent Director3.75yrsUS$118.93k0%
$ 0
Jonathan Drachman
Independent Director6.83yrsUS$85.93k0%
$ 0
Sunil Agarwal
Independent Director5.08yrsUS$93.37k0%
$ 0
Scott Garland
Director0.25yrno datano data
Susan Jones
Independent Director4.17yrsUS$88.43k0.010%
$ 25.9k
Blake Wise
Independent Director3.08yrsUS$86.45k0%
$ 0

5.1yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CALA's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 31.2%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Calithera Biosciences, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Calithera Biosciences, Inc.
  • Ticker: CALA
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2010
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Market Cap: US$254.011m
  • Shares outstanding: 70.56m
  • Website: https://www.calithera.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Calithera Biosciences, Inc.
  • 343 Oyster Point Boulevard
  • Suite 200
  • South San Francisco
  • California
  • 94080
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CALANasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 2014
2CBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 2014

Biography

Calithera Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage bio-pharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of small molecule drugs directed against tumor metabolism and tumor immunology targets for ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/28 00:10
End of Day Share Price2020/10/27 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.