Calyxt (NASDAQ: CLXT) is one of 22 public companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Calyxt to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.1% of Calyxt shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.4% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Calyxt and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calyxt 0 1 4 0 2.80
Calyxt Competitors 176 581 649 38 2.38

Calyxt presently has a consensus price target of $29.05, suggesting a potential upside of 83.05%. As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 12.16%. Given Calyxt’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Calyxt is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calyxt -5,164.61% -75.53% -57.81%
Calyxt Competitors -1,647.77% -12.02% -10.38%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Calyxt and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Calyxt $510,000.00 -$25.98 million -14.17
Calyxt Competitors $3.12 billion $272.01 million 0.21

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

Summary

Calyxt peers beat Calyxt on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Calyxt

Calyxt, Inc., a consumer-centric food- and agriculture-focused company, develops healthier specialty food ingredients and food crops using gene-editing technology for plants in the United States. It engages in the development of high oleic soybeans, high fiber wheat, herbicide tolerant wheat, powdery mildew resistant wheat, enhanced oil composition and herbicide tolerant canola, enhanced quality and herbicide tolerant alfalfa, late blight resistant potatoes, and cold storable/reduced browning potatoes, as well as enhanced protein composition, drought tolerant, herbicide tolerant, and enhanced yield soybeans. The Company was formerly known as Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc. and changed its name to Calyxt, Inc. in May 2015. Calyxt, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota. Calyxt, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cellectis S.A.

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