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Executive Summary

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing therapeutics to treat patients with neurological disorders in Canada.



Risk Analysis


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with limited growth.

Share Price & News

How has Xenon Pharmaceuticals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Biotechs


US Market

1 Year Return




US Biotechs


US Market

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.9%1.1%1.3%
30 Day9.9%7.3%-0.3%
90 Day3.5%24.8%16.6%
1 Year31.0%31.0%30.3%29.0%8.4%6.1%
3 Year291.5%291.5%33.0%28.6%35.8%26.9%
5 Year16.0%16.0%-5.2%-10.6%62.7%44.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Xenon Pharmaceuticals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Xenon Pharmaceuticals undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Price To Earnings Ratio

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Price to Book Ratio

Next Steps

Future Growth

How is Xenon Pharmaceuticals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

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Past Performance

How has Xenon Pharmaceuticals performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Return on Equity

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Financial Health

How is Xenon Pharmaceuticals's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

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What is Xenon Pharmaceuticals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Stability and Growth of Payments

Current Payout to Shareholders

Future Payout to Shareholders

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Simon Pimstone (52yo)





Dr. Simon N. Pimstone, M.B. ChB., Ph.D., FRCPC, M.D, is a Scientific Co-Founder of Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in 1996 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 2003. He had served as President ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Leadership Team

Simon Pimstone
CEO & Director17.5yrsUS$2.61m0.78% $3.6m
Ian Mortimer
President2.33yrsUS$1.55m1.11% $5.2m
Ernesto Aycardi-Fonseca
Chief Medical Officer2.33yrsUS$1.07m0.13% $590.6k
Jodi Regts
Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations3.33yrsno datano data
Shelley McCloskey
Senior Vice President of Human Resources0.83yrno datano data
Robin Sherrington
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Innovationno dataUS$552.84k0.048% $223.5k
James Empfield
Senior Vice President of Drug Discovery4.42yrsUS$545.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Board Members

Simon Pimstone
CEO & Director17.5yrsUS$2.61m0.78% $3.6m
Mohammad Azab
Independent Director16.75yrsUS$142.11k0.17% $807.2k
Frank Holler
Independent Director 21.33yrsUS$147.38k0.35% $1.6m
Michael Tarnow
Independent Chairman21.17yrsUS$169.62k0.20% $927.9k
Michael Hayden
Independent Director23.67yrsUS$131.93k0.78% $3.6m
Gary Patou
Independent Director16.5yrsUS$144.74k0.097% $452.8k
Clarissa Desjardins
Independent Director0.50yrno datano data
Steven Gannon
Independent Director5.17yrsUS$139.84k0.043% $199.7k
Dawn Svoronos
Independent Director3.83yrsUS$136.08k0.34% $1.6m


Average Tenure


Average Age


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Ticker: XENE
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Market Cap: US$465.506m
  • Shares outstanding: 34.97m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 200 – 3650 Gilmore Way
  • Burnaby
  • British Columbia
  • V5G 4W8
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
XENENasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesCommon SharesUSUSDNov 2014
XP0DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURNov 2014


Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing therapeutics to treat patients with neurological disorders in Canada. Its clinical development pipeline include XEN496, A Kv7 potassium channel modulator that is Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of KCNQ2 epilepsy; XEN1101, A Kv7 potassium channel modulator, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of epilepsy. The company’s product candidates also comprise XEN901, a selective Nav1.6 sodium channel inhibitor that is in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of epilepsy; and XEN007, A central nervous system-acting calcium channel modulator, which is in Phase I clinical trials. The company has a license and collaboration agreement with the Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. to develop first-in-class treatments for epilepsy. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/10 00:02
End of Day Share Price2020/07/09 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.