Analyzing Cibus (CBUS) and The Competition

Cibus (NASDAQ:CBUSGet Free Report) is one of 17 public companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cibus to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Cibus has a beta of 1.87, suggesting that its stock price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cibus’ competitors have a beta of 1.03, suggesting that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cibus and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cibus 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cibus Competitors 267 705 729 63 2.33

As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 25.69%. Given Cibus’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cibus has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cibus $160,000.00 -$16.89 million -0.83
Cibus Competitors $5.88 billion $1.24 billion 3.35

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.7% of Cibus shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.8% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of Cibus shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of shares of all “Agricultural 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.


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

Cibus Company Profile

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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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