908 Devices (MASS) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Comparison

908 Devices (NASDAQ:MASSGet Rating) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare 908 Devices to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for 908 Devices and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
908 Devices 0 0 1 0 3.00
908 Devices Competitors 154 684 950 28 2.47

908 Devices currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 109.06%. As a group, “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 27.28%. Given 908 Devices’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe 908 Devices is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares 908 Devices and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
908 Devices $42.21 million -$22.17 million -16.31
908 Devices Competitors $2.66 billion $435.24 million 11.09

908 Devices’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than 908 Devices. 908 Devices 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.2% of 908 Devices shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 51.1% of 908 Devices shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

908 Devices has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 908 Devices’ peers have a beta of 1.03, indicating that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares 908 Devices and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
908 Devices -56.68% -15.20% -12.07%
908 Devices Competitors -3,288.70% 4.83% 1.80%


908 Devices beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About 908 Devices (Get Rating)

908 Devices Inc., a commercial-stage technology company, provides various purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spectrometry (Mass Spec) devices to interrogate unknown and invisible materials in life sciences research, bioprocessing, industrial biotech, forensics, and adjacent markets. The company's products include MX908, a handheld, battery-powered, and Mass Spec device that is designed for rapid analysis of gas, liquid, and solid materials of unknown identity; Rebel, a small desktop analyzer that provides real-time information on the extracellular environment in bioprocesses; and ZipChip solution, a plug-and-play, high-resolution separation platform that optimizes Mass Spec sample analysis. It operates in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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