Berkeley Lights (BLI) and The Competition Head to Head Analysis

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

Berkeley Lights’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Berkeley Lights. Berkeley Lights 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Berkeley Lights and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Berkeley Lights 0 1 5 0 2.83
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 -70.27% -33.57% -19.02%
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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