Advent Technologies (ADN) vs. Its Peers Critical Review

Advent Technologies (NASDAQ: ADN) is one of 42 public companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Advent Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.9% of Advent Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.1% of Advent Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advent Technologies N/A -109.07% -75.07%
Advent Technologies Competitors -7.32% -16.50% -4.07%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Advent Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Advent Technologies $880,000.00 -$100.21 million -115.33
Advent Technologies Competitors $688.62 million $10.63 million 0.88

Advent Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Advent Technologies. Advent Technologies 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 recommmendations for Advent Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advent Technologies 1 1 1 0 2.00
Advent Technologies Competitors 59 478 692 11 2.53

Advent Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $18.67, suggesting a potential upside of 79.83%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 7.16%. Given Advent Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Advent Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Advent Technologies competitors beat Advent Technologies on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Advent Technologies

Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc., an advanced materials and technology development company, operates in the fuel cell and hydrogen technology markets. It develops, manufactures, and assembles the critical components that determine the performance of hydrogen fuel cells and other energy systems. The company offers HT-PEM (high-temperature proton exchange membrane) fuel cells, HT-PEM based membrane electrode assemblies, flow battery membranes, organic photovoltaics, and ultracells. It serves stationary power, portable power, automotive, aviation, energy storage, and sensor markets. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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