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

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: DRNA) is one of 289 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Dicerna Pharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals $290,000.00 -$59.51 million -2.45
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 56.05

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Dicerna Pharmaceuticals. Dicerna Pharmaceuticals 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals 0 1 3 0 2.75
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Competitors 1134 3426 11925 240 2.67

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 16.86%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 39.72%. Given Dicerna Pharmaceuticals’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and its peers’ 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 -5,443.85% -164.39% -36.43%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.3% of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.6% 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, 17.4% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.85, indicating that its share price is 185% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 2.36, indicating that their average share price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Dicerna Pharmaceuticals peers beat Dicerna Pharmaceuticals on 9 of the 13 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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