Reviewing Calyxt (CLXT) & The Competition

Calyxt (NASDAQ: CLXT) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Calyxt to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.1% of Calyxt shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.4% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Calyxt and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calyxt -5,164.61% -75.53% -57.81%
Calyxt Competitors -1,647.77% -12.02% -10.38%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Calyxt and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Calyxt $510,000.00 -$25.98 million -14.42
Calyxt Competitors $3.12 billion $272.01 million 0.20

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Calyxt and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calyxt 0 1 4 0 2.80
Calyxt Competitors 176 580 649 38 2.38

Calyxt presently has a consensus target price of $29.05, suggesting a potential upside of 79.88%. As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 13.16%. Given Calyxt’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Calyxt is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Calyxt competitors beat Calyxt on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Calyxt

Calyxt, Inc., a consumer-centric food- and agriculture-focused company, develops healthier specialty food ingredients and food crops using gene-editing technology for plants in the United States. It engages in the development of high oleic soybeans, high fiber wheat, herbicide tolerant wheat, powdery mildew resistant wheat, enhanced oil composition and herbicide tolerant canola, enhanced quality and herbicide tolerant alfalfa, late blight resistant potatoes, and cold storable/reduced browning potatoes, as well as enhanced protein composition, drought tolerant, herbicide tolerant, and enhanced yield soybeans. The Company was formerly known as Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc. and changed its name to Calyxt, Inc. in May 2015. Calyxt, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota. Calyxt, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cellectis S.A.

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