Analyzing Akoya Biosciences (AKYA) and Its Competitors

Akoya Biosciences (NASDAQ:AKYAGet Rating) is one of 43 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Akoya Biosciences to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.6% of Akoya Biosciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.3% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Akoya Biosciences and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Akoya Biosciences $54.92 million -$42.94 million -2.33
Akoya Biosciences Competitors $1.19 billion $356.58 million -26.62

Akoya Biosciences’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Akoya Biosciences. Akoya Biosciences is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Akoya Biosciences and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akoya Biosciences -78.18% -47.57% -24.62%
Akoya Biosciences Competitors -172.02% 3.96% -9.45%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Akoya Biosciences and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akoya Biosciences 0 0 3 0 3.00
Akoya Biosciences Competitors 304 1298 1817 57 2.47

Akoya Biosciences presently has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 90.29%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 21.95%. Given Akoya Biosciences’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Akoya Biosciences is more favorable than its competitors.


Akoya Biosciences competitors beat Akoya Biosciences on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Akoya Biosciences Company Profile (Get Rating)

Akoya Biosciences, Inc., a life sciences technology company, provides spatial biology solutions focused on transforming discovery and clinical research. It offers single-cell resolution with spatial context that provides a wealth of information to visualize tissue organization and disease pathology on a molecular level to understand disease progression and treatment response. The company also provides PhenoCycler instrument, a compact bench-top fluidics system that integrates with a companion microscope to automate image acquisition; and PhenoImager platform enables researchers to visualize, analyze, quantify, and phenotype cells in situ, in fresh frozen, or FFPE tissue sections, and tissue microarrays utilizing an automated and high-throughput workflow. In addition, it offers Proxima, a cloud-based platform designed to store, analyze, and share spatial data; inForm Tissue, an automated image analysis software package for accurately visualizing and quantifying biomarkers in tissue sections; Phenoptr, which provides functions that consolidate and analyze output tables created by inForm software; and phenoptrReports, a software that generates shareable reports and visualizations based on the phenoptr output in an intuitive front-end GUI. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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