Critical Analysis: Origin Materials (ORGN) versus Its Competitors

Origin Materials (NASDAQ:ORGNGet Rating) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial organic chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Origin Materials to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

35.2% of Origin Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.0% of Origin Materials shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Origin Materials N/A -10.24% -5.90%
Origin Materials Competitors -372.00% 233.36% 17.88%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Origin Materials N/A $42.09 million 7.51
Origin Materials Competitors $4.57 billion $425.65 million -59.38

Origin Materials’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Origin Materials. Origin Materials 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Origin Materials and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Origin Materials 0 2 2 0 2.50
Origin Materials Competitors 285 1029 1307 43 2.42

Origin Materials currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.81%. As a group, “Industrial organic chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 27.86%. Given Origin Materials’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Origin Materials has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Origin Materials has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Origin Materials’ competitors have a beta of -119.22, meaning that their average share price is 12,022% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Origin Materials competitors beat Origin Materials on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Origin Materials Company Profile (Get Rating)

Origin Materials, Inc. operates as a carbon negative materials company. Its proprietary platform technology converts biomass or plant-based carbon into chloromethylfurfural and hydrothermal carbon, as well as other minor products. The company is headquartered in West Sacramento, California.

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