Analyzing Calyxt (CLXT) & The Competition

Calyxt (NASDAQ: CLXT) is one of 21 public companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Calyxt to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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22.1% of Calyxt shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.0% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calyxt -5,164.61% -75.53% -57.81%
Calyxt Competitors -1,647.82% -18.02% -10.75%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Calyxt and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calyxt 0 1 4 0 2.80
Calyxt Competitors 171 572 645 38 2.39

Calyxt currently has a consensus price target of $29.05, suggesting a potential upside of 96.42%. As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 15.27%. Given Calyxt’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Calyxt is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Calyxt and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Calyxt $510,000.00 -$25.98 million -13.21
Calyxt Competitors $3.12 billion $271.73 million 0.23

Calyxt’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Calyxt. Calyxt 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.


Calyxt competitors beat Calyxt on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Calyxt Company Profile

Calyxt, Inc., a consumer-centric food- and agriculture-focused company, develops healthier specialty food ingredients and food crops using gene-editing technology for plants in the United States. It engages in the development of high oleic soybeans, high fiber wheat, herbicide tolerant wheat, powdery mildew resistant wheat, enhanced oil composition and herbicide tolerant canola, enhanced quality and herbicide tolerant alfalfa, late blight resistant potatoes, and cold storable/reduced browning potatoes, as well as enhanced protein composition, drought tolerant, herbicide tolerant, and enhanced yield soybeans. The Company was formerly known as Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc. and changed its name to Calyxt, Inc. in May 2015. Calyxt, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota. Calyxt, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cellectis S.A.

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