Head-To-Head Comparison: Origin Materials (ORGN) versus Its Rivals

Origin Materials (NASDAQ:ORGNGet Rating) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial organic chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Origin Materials to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Origin Materials and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Origin Materials 0 2 2 0 2.50
Origin Materials Competitors 285 1028 1306 43 2.42

Origin Materials currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 14.68%. As a group, “Industrial organic chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 26.59%. Given Origin Materials’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Origin Materials has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Origin Materials N/A -10.24% -5.90%
Origin Materials Competitors -372.00% 233.36% 17.88%

Risk and Volatility

Origin Materials has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Origin Materials’ peers have a beta of -119.22, suggesting that their average share price is 12,022% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.2% of Origin Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.0% of Origin Materials shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Origin Materials and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Origin Materials N/A $42.09 million 7.11
Origin Materials Competitors $4.57 billion $425.65 million -55.89

Origin Materials’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Origin Materials. Origin Materials is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Origin Materials peers beat Origin Materials on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Origin Materials (Get Rating)

Origin Materials, Inc. operates as a carbon negative materials company. Its proprietary platform technology converts biomass or plant-based carbon into chloromethylfurfural and hydrothermal carbon, as well as other minor products. The company is headquartered in West Sacramento, California.

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