Analyzing Loop Industries (LOOP) & The Competition

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Loop Industries (NASDAQ: LOOP) is one of 77 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Loop Industries to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Loop Industries and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Loop Industries N/A -276.37% -127.37%
Loop Industries Competitors -7.67% 10.98% 2.52%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Loop Industries and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Loop Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Loop Industries Competitors 872 2392 2299 128 2.30

Loop Industries currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 73.41%. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 21.11%. Given Loop Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Loop Industries is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Loop Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.5% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by institutional investors. 60.6% of Loop Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.1% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Loop Industries N/A -$17.54 million -17.74
Loop Industries Competitors $17.28 billion $1.61 billion 35.49

Loop Industries’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Loop Industries. Loop Industries 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.

Risk and Volatility

Loop Industries has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Loop Industries’ peers have a beta of 0.68, suggesting that their average share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Loop Industries peers beat Loop Industries on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Loop Industries Company Profile

Loop Industries, Inc. focuses on depolymerizing waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics and polyester fibers into base building blocks. It re-polymerized monomers into virgin-quality PET plastic for use in food-grade plastic packaging, such as water and soda bottles, as well as polyester fibers for textile applications. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Terrebonne, Canada.

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