Zentek (NASDAQ:ZTEK – Get Rating) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Zentek to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
This table compares Zentek and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Zentek and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 54.42%. Given Zentek’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Zentek has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Zentek and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Zentek Competitors||$1.56 billion||$94.87 million||28.73|
Zentek’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Zentek. Zentek 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.
Risk and Volatility
Zentek has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zentek’s peers have a beta of 1.88, suggesting that their average share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
48.7% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Zentek peers beat Zentek on 10 of the 10 factors compared.
Zentek Company Profile (Get Rating)
Zentek Ltd. engages in the research and development of graphene and related nanomaterials in Canada. It owns 100% interest in the Albany Graphite Project located in Northern Ontario, Canada. The company develops graphene-based antimicrobial coating; and surgical masks, HVAC filters, and personal protective equipment. It is also developing synthesize graphene, graphene oxide, and graphene quantum dots for applications of graphene. The company was formerly known as ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. and changed its name to Zentek Ltd. in October 2021. Zentek Ltd. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Thunder Bay, Canada.
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