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

Risk & Volatility

Pain Therapeutics has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its share price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pain Therapeutics’ competitors have a beta of 0.61, suggesting that their average share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.2% of Pain Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 32.7% of Pain Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pain Therapeutics and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pain Therapeutics N/A -$14.85 million -2.23
Pain Therapeutics Competitors $284.49 million $33.78 million 81.47

Pain Therapeutics’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pain Therapeutics. Pain Therapeutics 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Pain Therapeutics and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pain Therapeutics 1 0 0 0 1.00
Pain Therapeutics Competitors 866 3223 11693 232 2.71

As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 47.30%. Given Pain Therapeutics’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pain Therapeutics has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Pain Therapeutics and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pain Therapeutics N/A -80.13% -75.65%
Pain Therapeutics Competitors -5,309.53% -218.50% -39.43%

Summary

Pain Therapeutics competitors beat Pain Therapeutics on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Pain Therapeutics

Pain Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on drug development efforts on disorders of the nervous system, such as chronic pain. The Company’s lead drug candidate, REMOXY, is an abuse-deterrent, oral formulation of oxycodone (CII). The Company’s other products is FENROCK. REMOXY is a painkiller with a formulation designed to reduce potential risks of unintended use. The Company has developed REMOXY to make oxycodone difficult to abuse yet provide approximately 12 hours of steady pain relief when used by patients. REMOXY is intended to meet the needs of healthcare prescribing opioid drugs and seeking to minimize the risks of drug diversion, abuse or accidental patient misuse. The Company’s drug candidate FENROCK is an abuse-deterrent transdermal pain patch in the pre-Investigational new drug-stage of development. FENROCK is designed to provide pain relief over 72 hours.

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