Precigen (NASDAQ: PGEN) is one of 35 public companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Precigen to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Precigen has a beta of 2.09, indicating that its stock price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Precigen’s rivals have a beta of 10.27, indicating that their average stock price is 927% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Precigen and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Precigen 0 0 0 0 N/A
Precigen Competitors 193 871 1649 80 2.58

As a group, “Commercial physical research” companies have a potential upside of 52.01%. Given Precigen’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Precigen has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Precigen $90.72 million -$322.32 million -3.68
Precigen Competitors $1.24 billion $44.58 million 9.28

Precigen’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Precigen. Precigen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Precigen and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Precigen -324.38% -65.28% -24.60%
Precigen Competitors -123.36% -4.32% -3.12%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.1% of Precigen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.1% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 44.0% of Precigen shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Precigen rivals beat Precigen on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Precigen Company Profile

Precigen, Inc. engages in the engineering and industrialization of biology in the United States. The company, through a suite of proprietary and complementary technologies, designs, builds, and regulates gene programs, which are DNA sequences that consist of key genetic components. It provides reproductive technologies and other genetic processes to cattle breeders and producers; biological insect control solutions; technologies for non-browning apple without the use of artificial additives; genetically engineered swine for medical and genetic research; commercial aquaculture products; and preservation and cloning technologies. The company also offers UltraVector platform that enables design and assembly of gene programs that facilitate control over the quality, function, and performance of living cells; and RheoSwitch inducible gene switch that provides quantitative dose-proportionate regulation of the amount and timing of target protein expression. In addition, it provides AttSite Recombinases, which allows stable, targeted gene integration and expression; LEAP automated platform to identify and purify cells of interest, such as antibody expressing cells and stem cells; ActoBiotics platform for targeted in situ expression of proteins and peptides from engineered microbes; and AdenoVerse technology platform for tissue specificity and target selection. The company serves the health, food, energy, and environment markets. Precigen, Inc. has collaboration and license agreements with ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.; Ares Trading S.A.; Oragenics, Inc.; Intrexon T1D Partners, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners II, LLC; Genopaver, LLC; Fibrocell Science, Inc.; Persea Bio, LLC; OvaXon, LLC; S & I Ophthalmic, LLC; Harvest start-up entities; and Surterra Wellness. The company was formerly known as Intrexon Corporation and changed its name to Precigen, Inc. in January 2020. Precigen, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.

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