Precision BioSciences (NASDAQ:DTIL) vs. Translate Bio (NASDAQ:TBIO) Financial Review

Precision BioSciences (NASDAQ:DTIL) and Translate Bio (NASDAQ:TBIO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Precision BioSciences and Translate Bio, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Precision BioSciences 0 0 4 0 3.00
Translate Bio 0 0 5 0 3.00

Precision BioSciences currently has a consensus price target of $23.67, indicating a potential upside of 74.79%. Translate Bio has a consensus price target of $23.20, indicating a potential upside of 118.05%. Given Translate Bio’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Translate Bio is more favorable than Precision BioSciences.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.4% of Precision BioSciences shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of Translate Bio shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.4% of Translate Bio shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Precision BioSciences and Translate Bio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Precision BioSciences N/A N/A N/A
Translate Bio N/A -184.84% -37.70%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Precision BioSciences and Translate Bio’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Precision BioSciences $10.88 million 62.67 -$46.04 million N/A N/A
Translate Bio $1.42 million 381.41 -$97.39 million ($3.64) -2.92

Precision BioSciences has higher revenue and earnings than Translate Bio.


Translate Bio beats Precision BioSciences on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Precision BioSciences Company Profile

Precision BioSciences, Inc. operates as a genome editing company and develops therapeutic products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Therapeutic and Food. The company offers ARCUS, a genome editing platform to cure cancers and genetic disorders. The Therapeutic segment develops allogeneic CAR T immunotherapy that recognizes and kills cancer cells; and engages in the in vivo gene correction activities. This segment develops PBCAR0191, is an allogeneic CAR T cell therapy targeting the tumor target CD19 for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-hodgkin lymphoma; and CD20, BCMA, and CLL-1, CAR T cell therapies targeting the tumor antigens. The Food segment develops food and nutrition products; and pre-breeding materials, a gene edited crop intermediate that could be integrated into breeding program and use in producing new crop varieties. The company has development and commercial license agreement with Shire Plc for research and development of individual T cell modifications; collaboration agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to co-develop a product candidate to cure chronic Hepatitis B infection. Precision BioSciences, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

Translate Bio Company Profile

Translate Bio, Inc., a clinical-stage messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics company, develops medicines to treat diseases caused by protein or gene dysfunction. The company is developing MRT5005, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of cystic fibrosis; and MRT5201 to treat ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. It has a collaboration and license agreement with Sanofi Pasteur Inc. to develop mRNA vaccines for up to five infectious disease pathogens. The company was formerly known as RaNA Therapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Translate Bio, Inc. in June 2017. Translate Bio, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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