Rapid Micro Biosystems (RPID) vs. Its Rivals Critical Analysis

Rapid Micro Biosystems (NASDAQ:RPIDGet Rating) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Rapid Micro Biosystems to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Rapid Micro Biosystems and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rapid Micro Biosystems 0 1 3 0 2.75
Rapid Micro Biosystems Competitors 318 1316 1819 57 2.46

Rapid Micro Biosystems currently has a consensus price target of $22.67, indicating a potential upside of 466.67%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 34.71%. Given Rapid Micro Biosystems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Rapid Micro Biosystems is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares Rapid Micro Biosystems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rapid Micro Biosystems -296.26% -44.23% -25.78%
Rapid Micro Biosystems Competitors -232.15% 7.49% -10.91%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rapid Micro Biosystems and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Rapid Micro Biosystems $23.23 million -$73.52 million -0.19
Rapid Micro Biosystems Competitors $1.19 billion $356.47 million -19.19

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.8% of Rapid Micro Biosystems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.3% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 38.0% of Rapid Micro Biosystems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.6% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Rapid Micro Biosystems Company Profile (Get Rating)

Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc., a life sciences technology company, provides products for the detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceutical, medical devices, and personal care products in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company offers Growth Direct platform, which includes Growth Direct system, proprietary consumables, lab information management system connection software, and comprehensive customer support and validation services. Its platform automates and modernizes the manual microbial quality control (MQC) testing workflows for therapeutic modalities, such as biologics, vaccines, cell and gene therapies, and sterile injectables. The company also provides installation and verification, technical training, and support services. Its solutions are used in environmental monitoring, water testing, bioburden, and sterility release testing applications. The company was formerly known as Genomic Profiling Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. in January 2007. Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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