Critical Comparison: MaxCyte (MXCT) & Its Competitors

MaxCyte (NASDAQ:MXCTGet Rating) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare MaxCyte to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.9% of MaxCyte shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of MaxCyte shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MaxCyte -41.15% -7.39% -6.78%
MaxCyte Competitors -272.22% -6.61% -1.52%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MaxCyte and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MaxCyte $33.89 million -$19.08 million -25.88
MaxCyte Competitors $2.80 billion $101.15 million 16.92

MaxCyte’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than MaxCyte. MaxCyte 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for MaxCyte and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MaxCyte 0 0 5 0 3.00
MaxCyte Competitors 104 759 1299 30 2.57

As a group, “Commercial physical research” companies have a potential upside of 42.59%. Given MaxCyte’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MaxCyte has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

MaxCyte competitors beat MaxCyte on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About MaxCyte (Get Rating)

MaxCyte, Inc., a global life sciences company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of next-generation cell therapies. Its products include ExPERT ATx, a static electroporation instrument for small to medium scale transfection; ExPERT STx, a flow electroporation for protein production and drug development, as well as expression of therapeutic targets for cell-based assays; ExPERT GTx, a flow electroporation for large scale transfection in therapeutic applications; and ExPERT VLx for very large volume cell-engineering. The company also provides disposable processing assemblies (PAs) to process and electroporate cells; and accessories supporting PAs, such as electroporation buffer solution and software protocols. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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