Critical Survey: Symbotic (SYM) vs. Its Rivals

Symbotic (NASDAQ:SYMGet Rating) is one of 21 public companies in the “General industrial machinery,” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Symbotic to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.


This table compares Symbotic and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Symbotic -6.08% -148.57% -11.03%
Symbotic Competitors -203.41% -54.42% -30.51%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Symbotic and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Symbotic $593.31 million -$79.00 million -2.84
Symbotic Competitors $663.90 million $16.32 million 6.16

Symbotic’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Symbotic. Symbotic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Symbotic and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Symbotic 0 1 10 0 2.91
Symbotic Competitors 57 152 267 4 2.45

Symbotic currently has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.11%. As a group, “General industrial machinery,” companies have a potential upside of 29.31%. Given Symbotic’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Symbotic has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.8% of Symbotic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.7% of shares of all “General industrial machinery,” companies are owned by institutional investors. 41.0% of Symbotic shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of shares of all “General industrial machinery,” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Symbotic has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Symbotic’s rivals have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Symbotic rivals beat Symbotic on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Symbotic Company Profile

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Symbotic Inc., an automation technology company, provides robotics and technology to improve efficiency for retailers and wholesalers in the United States. The company offers Symbotic system, an end-to-end warehouse automation system for product distribution. It also designs, assemblies, and installs modular inventory management systems and performs configuration of embedded software. Symbotic Inc. is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

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