Critical Review: Origin Materials (ORGN) vs. Its Competitors

Origin Materials (NASDAQ:ORGNGet Rating) is one of 42 public companies in the “Industrial organic chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Origin Materials to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Origin Materials has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Origin Materials’ rivals have a beta of -115.47, suggesting that their average share price is 11,647% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Origin Materials and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Origin Materials 0 2 2 0 2.50
Origin Materials Competitors 287 1036 1311 44 2.42

Origin Materials currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.38%. As a group, “Industrial organic chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 24.36%. Given Origin Materials’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Origin Materials has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

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. 25.2% of Origin Materials shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Origin Materials and its rivals’ 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 -372.02% 233.32% 17.84%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Origin Materials and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Origin Materials N/A $42.09 million 7.66
Origin Materials Competitors $4.41 billion $410.92 million -52.49

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


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

About Origin Materials (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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