Intrexon (NASDAQ: XON) is one of 32 public companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Intrexon to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Intrexon has a beta of 1.84, meaning that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intrexon’s peers have a beta of 3.91, meaning that their average stock price is 291% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Intrexon and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Intrexon||$160.57 million||-$509.34 million||-4.77|
|Intrexon Competitors||$744.96 million||$42.30 million||14.85|
Intrexon’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Intrexon. Intrexon 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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
76.0% of Intrexon shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.8% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are held by institutional investors. 48.2% of Intrexon shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Intrexon and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Intrexon presently has a consensus price target of $33.50, suggesting a potential upside of 413.02%. As a group, “Commercial physical research” companies have a potential upside of 13.93%. Given Intrexon’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Intrexon is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Intrexon and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Intrexon peers beat Intrexon on 10 of the 13 factors compared.
Intrexon Company Profile
Intrexon Corporation operates in the synthetic biology field 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. Its technologies include UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform, and its associated library of modular DNA components; Cell Systems Informatics; RheoSwitch inducible gene switch; AttSite Recombinases; Protein Engineering; Laser-Enabled Analysis and Processing; and ActoBiotics and AdenoVerse technology platforms. The company also 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 any flavor-altering chemical or antioxidant additives; commercial aquaculture products; genetic preservation and cloning technologies; genetically engineered swine for medical and genetic research; and artwork, children's toys, and novelty goods that are derived from living organisms or enabled by synthetic biology. It serves health, food, energy, environment, and consumer markets. Intrexon Corporation has collaboration and license agreements with ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.; Oragenics, Inc.; Fibrocell Science, Inc.; Genopaver, LLC; S & I Ophthalmic, LLC; OvaXon, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners, LLC; Persea Bio, LLC; Ares Trading S.A.; Intrexon Energy Partners II, LLC; Intrexon T1D Partners, LLC; AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.; Thrive Agrobiotics, Inc.; Exotech Bio, Inc.; Relieve Genetics, Inc.; AD Skincare, Inc.; Genten Therapeutics, Inc.; and CRS Bio, Inc. The company was formerly known as Genomatix Ltd. and changed its name to Intrexon Corporation in 2005. Intrexon Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.
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