Analyzing Cibus (CBUS) and Its Peers

Cibus (NASDAQ:CBUSGet Free Report) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cibus to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Cibus and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cibus 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cibus Competitors 267 704 729 63 2.33

As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 27.00%. Given Cibus’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cibus has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.7% of Cibus shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.6% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of Cibus shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by company 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.

Volatility and Risk

Cibus has a beta of 1.87, meaning that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cibus’ competitors have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cibus and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cibus $160,000.00 -$16.89 million -0.84
Cibus Competitors $6.16 billion $1.24 billion 2.92

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cibus -10,176.78% -26.34% -14.99%
Cibus Competitors -1,018.01% -25.94% -23.11%


Cibus competitors beat Cibus on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About Cibus

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Cibus, Inc., a agricultural technology company, develops and licenses plant traits to seed companies for royalties. The company primarily focus on trait productivity in two areas, including productivity traits that enable farmers to have higher yields and reduce the use of the crop protection chemicals and fertilizers; and sustainable ingredients that enable corporations to replace ingredients that are fossil fuel based or whose production results in increased greenhouse gases. The company is based in San Diego, California.

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