Reviewing Pacific Biosciences of California (PACB) & Its Competitors
Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ: PACB) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Pacific Biosciences of California to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.
This table compares Pacific Biosciences of California and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pacific Biosciences of California||-89.67%||-93.31%||-57.10%|
|Pacific Biosciences of California Competitors||-327.91%||-35.29%||-12.43%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Pacific Biosciences of California and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pacific Biosciences of California||0||2||1||0||2.33|
|Pacific Biosciences of California Competitors||250||1810||3246||105||2.59|
Pacific Biosciences of California currently has a consensus target price of $8.93, suggesting a potential upside of 86.50%. As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 6.69%. Given Pacific Biosciences of California’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Pacific Biosciences of California is more favorable than its competitors.
Risk and Volatility
Pacific Biosciences of California has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Biosciences of California’s competitors have a beta of 0.89, indicating that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
68.3% of Pacific Biosciences of California shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of Pacific Biosciences of California shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.2% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Pacific Biosciences of California and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pacific Biosciences of California||$95.83 million||-$75.40 million||-5.21|
|Pacific Biosciences of California Competitors||$2.02 billion||$430.74 million||-70.66|
Pacific Biosciences of California’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Biosciences of California. Pacific Biosciences of California is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Pacific Biosciences of California competitors beat Pacific Biosciences of California on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Pacific Biosciences of California Company Profile
Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures sequencing systems to help scientists resolve genetically complex problems. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of an integrated platform for genetic analysis. Its Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) technology enables single molecule, real-time detection of biological processes. It offers The SMRT Cell, Phospholinked nucleotides and The PacBio RS II and Sequel instruments. Its SMRT technology enables the observation of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) synthesis as it occurs in real-time by harnessing the natural process of DNA replication, which is actuated by the DNA polymerase. Its phospholinked nucleotides have a fluorescent dye attached to the phosphate chain of the nucleotide rather than to the base. The PacBio RS II and Sequel instruments include optics, automated liquid handling, a touchscreen control interface and computational hardware and software.
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