Financial Analysis: Tilray (TLRY) versus The Competition

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Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Medicinals & botanicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Tilray to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.4% of Tilray shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.6% of shares of all “Medicinals & botanicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.8% of Tilray shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 25.8% of shares of all “Medicinals & botanicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tilray and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tilray $166.98 million -$321.17 million -2.85
Tilray Competitors $219.25 million -$99.48 million 2.20

Tilray’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Tilray. Tilray 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.

Risk and Volatility

Tilray has a beta of 2.92, indicating that its stock price is 192% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tilray’s peers have a beta of 2.57, indicating that their average stock price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Tilray and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tilray 1 12 2 0 2.07
Tilray Competitors 135 359 403 14 2.32

Tilray currently has a consensus price target of $12.73, suggesting a potential upside of 164.05%. As a group, “Medicinals & botanicals” companies have a potential upside of 112.49%. Given Tilray’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tilray is more favorable than its peers.


This table compares Tilray and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tilray -259.60% -77.77% -21.45%
Tilray Competitors -1,150.45% -258.05% -48.97%


Tilray peers beat Tilray on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Tilray

Tilray, Inc. engages in the research, cultivation, processing, and distribution of medical cannabis. The company offers its products in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, and South Africa. Tilray, Inc. is headquartered in Nanaimo, Canada.

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