Reviewing Calyxt (CLXT) & Its Competitors

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

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Calyxt and its peers top-line 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 peers have higher revenue and earnings than Calyxt. Calyxt is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Profitability

This table compares Calyxt and its peers’ 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 Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Calyxt and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

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 plainly believe Calyxt is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Calyxt peers 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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