Berkeley Lights (NASDAQ: BLI) is one of 32 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Berkeley Lights to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Berkeley Lights and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Berkeley Lights||$64.30 million||-$41.58 million||-33.68|
|Berkeley Lights Competitors||$1.24 billion||$354.64 million||12.91|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Berkeley Lights and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Berkeley Lights Competitors||238||1147||1617||51||2.49|
Berkeley Lights presently has a consensus price target of $93.25, suggesting a potential upside of 97.19%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential downside of 10.95%. Given Berkeley Lights’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Berkeley Lights is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Berkeley Lights and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Berkeley Lights Competitors||-117.43%||41.08%||-8.68%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
55.9% of Berkeley Lights shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of Berkeley Lights shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Berkeley Lights peers beat Berkeley Lights on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Berkeley Lights Company Profile
Berkeley Lights, Inc., a digital cell biology company, focuses on enabling and accelerating the rapid development and commercialization of biotherapeutics and other cell-based products. The company offers an integrated platform, which comprise of proprietary consumables, including OptoSelect chips and reagent kits, automation systems, and application and workflow software. It serves in North America, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.
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