Zymergen (NASDAQ:ZY – Get Rating) is one of 40 public companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Zymergen to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Zymergen and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Zymergen||$16.74 million||-$361.79 million||-0.23|
|Zymergen Competitors||$2.79 billion||$101.13 million||22.95|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
48.8% of Zymergen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.5% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Zymergen and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Zymergen currently has a consensus price target of $7.08, suggesting a potential upside of 217.64%. As a group, “Commercial physical research” companies have a potential upside of 24.55%. Given Zymergen’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Zymergen is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Zymergen and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Zymergen rivals beat Zymergen on 11 of the 12 factors compared.
Zymergen Company Profile (Get Rating)
Zymergen Inc. design, develop, and commercialize microbes, molecules, and materials. It offers an automation solution comprising reconfigurable automation carts, a modular hardware building blocks that allow for assembly of work cells customized for the particular needs of a lab; and automation control software, a cloud-based software used to control integrated automation systems. It serves electronics, packaging, healthcare, agriculture, and other industries. Zymergen Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Emeryville, California.
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