Head to Head Review: Bioceres Crop Solutions (BIOX) and Its Rivals

Bioceres Crop Solutions (NYSE: BIOX) is one of 24 public companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Bioceres Crop Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Bioceres Crop Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Bioceres Crop Solutions has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bioceres Crop Solutions’ competitors have a beta of 1.19, suggesting that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Bioceres Crop Solutions and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bioceres Crop Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bioceres Crop Solutions Competitors 249 855 935 65 2.39

As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 5.08%. Given Bioceres Crop Solutions’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bioceres Crop Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Bioceres Crop Solutions and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bioceres Crop Solutions 1.93% 5.69% 1.19%
Bioceres Crop Solutions Competitors -582.93% -35.12% -23.13%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bioceres Crop Solutions $173.09 million $3.36 million 68.89
Bioceres Crop Solutions Competitors $3.57 billion $158.77 million 23.24

Bioceres Crop Solutions’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Bioceres Crop Solutions. Bioceres Crop Solutions 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.

Summary

Bioceres Crop Solutions competitors beat Bioceres Crop Solutions on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Bioceres Crop Solutions Company Profile

Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides crop productivity solutions. The company operates through three segments: Seed and Integrated Products, Crop Protection, and Crop Nutrition. The Seed and Integrated Products segment develops and commercializes seed technology, biotechnological events, germplasm, and seed treatments. The Crop Protection segment develops, produces, and markets adjuvants, insecticides, fungicides, and baits. The Crop Nutrition segment develops, produces, commercializes, and sells inoculants, bio-inductors, and biological and microgranulated fertilizers. In addition, the company offers HB4, a drought tolerant seed technology program. It operates in Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Lebanon, the United States, Italy, Paraguay, the United Kingdom, South Africa, France, Canada, Ukraine, Uruguay, and internationally. The company is headquartered in Rosario, Argentina. Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. is a subsidiary of Bioceres LLC.

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