Analyzing Calyxt (CLXT) & The Competition

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Calyxt and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calyxt 0 1 4 0 2.80
Calyxt Competitors 176 580 648 38 2.38

Calyxt presently has a consensus target price of $29.05, indicating a potential upside of 71.59%. As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 10.21%. Given Calyxt’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Calyxt is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Calyxt $510,000.00 -$25.98 million -15.12
Calyxt Competitors $3.12 billion $272.01 million 0.25

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

22.1% of Calyxt shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.4% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Calyxt and its rivals’ 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%

Summary

Calyxt rivals 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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