Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA): Price and Financial Metrics

Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA): $8.10

-0.17 (-2.06%)

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  • CARA scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 54.47% of US stocks.
  • CARA's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • CARA's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 12.18% of US stocks).

CARA Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 0.59, Cara Therapeutics Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than just 3.39% of US stocks.
  • Over the past twelve months, CARA has reported earnings growth of -1,245.76%, putting it ahead of merely 1.7% of US stocks in our set.
  • As for revenue growth, note that CARA's revenue has grown -82.95% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of only 1.32% of US companies in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Cara Therapeutics Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be MORF, NKTR, CCCC, CUE, and ACET.
  • CARA's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Cara Therapeutics Inc's official web site, go to

CARA Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, CARA's price/earnings ratio is 159.18% higher, now standing at 94.6.
  • CARA's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 162.9 over the prior 92 months.
  • CARA's price/sales ratio has moved down 17.2 over the prior 92 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CARA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CARA 2021-08-31 6.4 3.9 94.6 96.9
CARA 2021-08-30 6.0 3.7 88.9 91.0
CARA 2021-08-27 5.9 3.6 87.4 89.4
CARA 2021-08-26 5.5 3.4 81.9 83.6
CARA 2021-08-25 5.8 3.5 85.6 87.4
CARA 2021-08-24 6.0 3.7 89.2 91.3

CARA Growth Metrics

    Its year over year price growth rate is now at -21.55%.
  • The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 85.75%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 241.11%.
CARA's revenue has moved up $22,117,000 over the prior 52 months.

The table below shows CARA's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 23.028 -60.087 -88.441
2021-09-30 134.296 23.246 23.85
2021-06-30 123.29 15.742 8.354
2021-03-31 128.924 9.095 14.031
2020-12-31 135.082 -5.487 8.41
2020-09-30 27.504 -118.741 -99.11

CARA's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • CARA has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 32.88% of graded US stocks.
  • CARA's asset turnover comes in at 0.554 -- ranking 69th of 682 Pharmaceutical Products stocks.
  • APLS, FENC, and FSTX are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with CARA.

The table below shows CARA's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.554 1 0.046
2021-03-31 0.616 1 0.091
2020-12-31 0.690 1 0.059
2020-09-30 0.148 1 -0.840
2020-06-30 0.112 1 -0.773
2020-03-31 0.112 1 -0.754

CARA Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CARA, see our CARA price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $26.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.44 (Moderate Buy)

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CARA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $8.10 52-week high $18.93
Prev. close $8.27 52-week low $7.40
Day low $7.89 Volume 508,893
Day high $8.19 Avg. volume 599,813
50-day MA $10.89 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $12.65 Market Cap 434.09M

Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA) Company Bio

Cara Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pain and pruritus by selectively targeting kappa opioid receptors. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Shelton, Connecticut.

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Seeking Alpha | February 25, 2022

Kapruvia® receives positive CHMP opinion for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pruritus in hemodialysis patients

Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommends approval of Kapruvia® (difelikefalin) as first therapy in Europe for the treatment of chronic kidney disease associated-pruritus (CKD-aP) in hemodialysis patientsEuropean Commission decision for EU Marketing Authorization is expected in Q2 2022Kapruvia® is approved in the U.S. under the trade name KORSUVA™ (difelikefalin) injection ST. GALLEN, Switzerland and STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vifor Fresenius Medica

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Cara Therapeutics to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results on March 1, 2022

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARA), an early commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company leading a new treatment paradigm to improve the lives of patients suffering from pruritus, today announced the Company will host a conference call and live audio webcast on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. ET to report fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results and provide a corporate update. To participate in the conference call, please dial

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

Cara Therapeutics to Host Virtual R&D Day on March 11, 2022

Presentation to highlight oral difelikefalin Phase 3 pruritus programsSTAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARA), an early commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company leading a new treatment paradigm to improve the lives of patients suffering from pruritus, today announced the Company will host a virtual research and development (R&D) event on Friday, March 11, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will focus on the initiation of oral dif

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

Earnings Preview: Cara Therapeutics (CARA) Q4 Earnings Expected to Decline

Cara (CARA) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

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CARA Price Returns

1-mo -29.57%
3-mo -20.20%
6-mo -36.72%
1-year -39.05%
3-year -55.12%
5-year -51.53%
YTD -33.50%
2021 -19.50%
2020 -6.08%
2019 23.92%
2018 6.21%
2017 31.75%

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