Financial Comparison: PureCycle Technologies (PCT) versus Its Peers

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 competitors? We will compare PureCycle Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares PureCycle Technologies and its competitors’ 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 2.22% 15.54% 5.52%

Risk & Volatility

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for PureCycle Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PureCycle Technologies 0 0 5 0 3.00
PureCycle Technologies Competitors 212 1086 1430 50 2.47

PureCycle Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 205.73%. As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies have a potential upside of 19.41%. Given PureCycle Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PureCycle Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PureCycle Technologies N/A -$77.50 million -7.55
PureCycle Technologies Competitors $14.34 billion $1.38 billion 43.08

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

Summary

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

PureCycle Technologies Company Profile (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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