Head-To-Head Survey: Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) vs. Its Rivals

Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Agricultural Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Syngenta to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Syngenta has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Syngenta’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Syngenta N/A N/A N/A
Syngenta Competitors -1,126.37% 0.13% 1.65%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Syngenta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Syngenta and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Syngenta 0 1 0 0 2.00
Syngenta Competitors 182 751 905 31 2.42

Syngenta currently has a consensus target price of $91.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.05%. As a group, “Agricultural Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 1.59%. Given Syngenta’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Syngenta has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Syngenta $12.79 billion $1.18 billion 41.11
Syngenta Competitors $3.86 billion $323.55 million -13.93

Syngenta has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Syngenta 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.


Syngenta competitors beat Syngenta on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Syngenta

Syngenta AG (Syngenta) is an agribusiness company. The Company operates in the crop protection and seeds business, which is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality, and in the lawn and garden business, which provides professional growers and consumers with flowers, turf and landscape, and professional pest management products. It operates in four geographic regions: Europe, Africa and Middle East; North America; Latin America, and Asia Pacific. It also operates the Crop Protection and Seeds businesses, and the global Lawn and Garden business. Syngenta has a range of selective herbicides that control grasses and broad-leaved weeds and are applicable to various crops. Syngenta has a range of Fungicides that prevent and cure fungal plant diseases. In addition, Syngenta has a range of biologicals into its portfolio in various countries, including the brands QUANTIS, ISABION and SAKALIA.

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