Financial Analysis: Rapid Micro Biosystems (RPID) and Its Rivals

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.8% of Rapid Micro Biosystems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 38.0% of Rapid Micro Biosystems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rapid Micro Biosystems and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Rapid Micro Biosystems $23.23 million -$73.52 million -0.20
Rapid Micro Biosystems Competitors $1.19 billion $356.47 million -19.75

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

Profitability

This table compares Rapid Micro Biosystems and its competitors’ 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 -232.13% 7.12% -11.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Rapid Micro Biosystems and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rapid Micro Biosystems 0 1 3 0 2.75
Rapid Micro Biosystems Competitors 321 1323 1824 58 2.46

Rapid Micro Biosystems presently has a consensus price target of $22.67, suggesting a potential upside of 438.40%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 33.32%. Given Rapid Micro Biosystems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Rapid Micro Biosystems is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Rapid Micro Biosystems competitors beat Rapid Micro Biosystems on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Rapid Micro Biosystems (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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