TerraVia (OTCMKTS: TVIAQ) is one of 46 public companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare TerraVia to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

TerraVia has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TerraVia’s peers have a beta of 1.43, indicating that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TerraVia and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TerraVia 0 1 0 0 2.00
TerraVia Competitors 155 969 1233 24 2.47

TerraVia currently has a consensus target price of $1.50, indicating a potential upside of 39,373.68%. As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 0.10%. Given TerraVia’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TerraVia is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of TerraVia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of TerraVia shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TerraVia and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
TerraVia $18.48 million -$101.55 million 0.00
TerraVia Competitors $1.91 billion $115.75 million 185.68

TerraVia’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than TerraVia. TerraVia 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.


This table compares TerraVia and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TerraVia -413.48% N/A -61.89%
TerraVia Competitors -656.01% -4.20% 0.35%


TerraVia peers beat TerraVia on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

TerraVia Company Profile

Solazyme, Inc. creates renewable oils and bioproducts. The Company’s technology uses microalgae in an industrial fermentation process to transform a range of plant-based sugars into triglyceride oils and other bioproducts. The Company offers Algenist, a skin and personal care product available at Sephora S.A. and its affiliates, QVC, Inc., SpaceNK Limited, select Nordstrom stores and ULTA Beauty. It offers intermediates/ingredients, such as Tailored oils, powdered oils, and other closely related products targeted at customers in the industrial products, food products and personal care products markets. The Company’s commercial focus is to sell oils, encapsulated oils and whole algal powdered products to companies that use them as intermediates and ingredients.

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