PureCycle Technologies (PCT) and Its Peers Head to Head Comparison

PureCycle Technologies (NYSE:PCTGet Rating) is one of 20 public companies in the “Plastics materials & resins” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare PureCycle Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PureCycle Technologies N/A -21.91% -11.08%
PureCycle Technologies Competitors 2.20% 15.42% 5.44%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for PureCycle Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PureCycle Technologies 0 0 6 0 3.00
PureCycle Technologies Competitors 212 1080 1422 50 2.47

PureCycle Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 205.22%. As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies have a potential upside of 13.37%. Given PureCycle Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe PureCycle Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PureCycle Technologies and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PureCycle Technologies N/A -$77.50 million -8.66
PureCycle Technologies Competitors $14.34 billion $1.38 billion 45.03

PureCycle Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than PureCycle Technologies. PureCycle Technologies 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.

Risk & Volatility

PureCycle Technologies has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PureCycle Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.62, suggesting that their average share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.9% of PureCycle Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.3% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of PureCycle Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

PureCycle Technologies peers beat PureCycle Technologies on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About PureCycle Technologies (Get Rating)

PureCycle Technologies, Inc. produces recycled polypropylene (PP). The company holds a license for restoring waste PP into virgin-like resin. Its proprietary process removes color, odor, and other contaminants from recycled feedstock to produce recycled PP. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

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