Critical Contrast: Complete Genomics (GNOM) & The Competition

Complete Genomics (NASDAQ: GNOM) is one of 20 public companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Complete Genomics to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Complete Genomics and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Complete Genomics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Complete Genomics Competitors 107 448 847 14 2.54

As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 15.98%. Given Complete Genomics’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Complete Genomics has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.7% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.2% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Complete Genomics N/A N/A N/A
Complete Genomics Competitors -14.48% -7.24% 0.20%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Complete Genomics N/A N/A -1.34
Complete Genomics Competitors $413.57 million -$24.55 million 402.56

Complete Genomics’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Complete Genomics. Complete Genomics 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.

Summary

Complete Genomics competitors beat Complete Genomics on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Complete Genomics

Complete Genomics, Inc. is a life sciences company that has developed and commercialized a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing platform. Its complete genomics analysis platform (CGA) Platform, combines its human genome sequencing technology with its advanced informatics and data management software and its end-to-end, outsourced service model to provide its customers with data that is ready to be used for genome-based research. Its genome sequencing center combines a high-throughput sample preparation facility, a collection of its high-throughput sequencing instruments and a large- scale data center. Its customers include some of the global academic and government research centers and biopharmaceutical companies. Effective March 18, 2013, BGI-Shenzhen announced that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beta Acquisition Corporation, it has completed the acquisition of the Company.

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