Head-To-Head Comparison: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (DRNA) and Its Peers

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: DRNA) is one of 286 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Dicerna Pharmaceuticals to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals -5,895.26% -293.25% -87.25%
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Competitors -5,311.45% -218.34% -39.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals 0 1 3 0 2.75
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Competitors 861 3212 11655 231 2.71

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.67%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 45.83%. Given Dicerna Pharmaceuticals’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals $290,000.00 -$59.51 million -2.19
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Competitors $284.28 million $33.78 million 84.26

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

Volatility and Risk

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.84, meaning that its share price is 184% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have a beta of 6.08, meaning that their average share price is 508% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.4% of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.2% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 29.4% of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals competitors beat Dicerna Pharmaceuticals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Dicerna Pharmaceuticals

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference-based biopharmaceutical company. The Company operates in the segment of discovery, research and development of treatments based on its RNA interference (RNAi) technology platform. The Company is focused on the discovery and development of treatments for rare inherited diseases involving the liver and for cancers that are genetically defined. The Company uses its RNAi technology platform to build a pipeline in these therapeutic areas. The Company develops dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)-Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 (PH1) for the treatment of PH1 by targeting the gene encoding the liver enzyme glycolate oxidase. The Company uses its dicer substrate RNA (DsiRNA)-EX Conjugate technology to develop a subcutaneously injected treatment for PH1. The Company develops DCR-MYC for the treatment of MYC-related cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET).

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