Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) is one of 28 public companies in the “Agricultural Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Syngenta to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Syngenta $12.79 billion $1.18 billion 41.00
Syngenta Competitors $3.86 billion $323.55 million -12.39

Syngenta has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Syngenta is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Syngenta has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Syngenta’s rivals have a beta of 0.91, indicating that their average share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Syngenta and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Syngenta 0 1 0 0 2.00
Syngenta Competitors 182 749 904 32 2.42

Syngenta presently has a consensus target price of $91.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.80%. As a group, “Agricultural Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 2.24%. Given Syngenta’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Syngenta has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Syngenta and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Syngenta N/A N/A N/A
Syngenta Competitors -1,066.84% 0.56% 2.41%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Syngenta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.2% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Syngenta rivals beat Syngenta on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Syngenta Company Profile

Syngenta AG (Syngenta) is an agribusiness company. The Company operates in the crop protection and seeds business, which is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality, and in the lawn and garden business, which provides professional growers and consumers with flowers, turf and landscape, and professional pest management products. It operates in four geographic regions: Europe, Africa and Middle East; North America; Latin America, and Asia Pacific. It also operates the Crop Protection and Seeds businesses, and the global Lawn and Garden business. Syngenta has a range of selective herbicides that control grasses and broad-leaved weeds and are applicable to various crops. Syngenta has a range of Fungicides that prevent and cure fungal plant diseases. In addition, Syngenta has a range of biologicals into its portfolio in various countries, including the brands QUANTIS, ISABION and SAKALIA.

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