Reviewing Avantor (AVTR) and Its Competitors

Avantor (NYSE: AVTR) is one of 25 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Avantor to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avantor N/A N/A N/A
Avantor Competitors -129.20% -103.80% -16.44%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Avantor and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Avantor $6.04 billion N/A 30.71
Avantor Competitors $1.15 billion $182.96 million 15.18

Avantor has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Avantor is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Avantor and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avantor 0 4 19 0 2.83
Avantor Competitors 254 1059 1429 75 2.47

Avantor presently has a consensus price target of $20.71, indicating a potential upside of 16.26%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 3.32%. Given Avantor’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Avantor is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.1% of Avantor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.7% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held 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.


Avantor beats its rivals on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

Avantor Company Profile

Avantor, Inc. is a provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. It sells materials & consumables, equipment & instrumentation and services & specialty procurement. It operates in more than 30 countries and deliver an extensive portfolio of products and services. The company was founded by John Townsend Baker in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, PA.

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