Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) is one of 28 public companies in the “Agricultural Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Syngenta to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Syngenta and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Syngenta 0 1 0 1 3.00
Syngenta Competitors 181 744 901 32 2.42

Syngenta presently has a consensus price target of $91.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.54%. As a group, “Agricultural Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 2.01%. Given Syngenta’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Syngenta has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Syngenta N/A N/A N/A
Syngenta Competitors -1,066.41% 1.40% 2.97%

Volatility & Risk

Syngenta has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Syngenta’s peers have a beta of 0.87, indicating that their average share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Syngenta and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Syngenta $12.79 billion $1.18 billion 40.89
Syngenta Competitors $3.86 billion $323.55 million -12.23

Syngenta has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Syngenta is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Syngenta shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are owned by company 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.

Syngenta Company Profile

Syngenta AG (Syngenta) is an agribusiness company. The Company operates in the crop protection and seeds business, which is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality, and in the lawn and garden business, which provides professional growers and consumers with flowers, turf and landscape, and professional pest management products. It operates in four geographic regions: Europe, Africa and Middle East; North America; Latin America, and Asia Pacific. It also operates the Crop Protection and Seeds businesses, and the global Lawn and Garden business. Syngenta has a range of selective herbicides that control grasses and broad-leaved weeds and are applicable to various crops. Syngenta has a range of Fungicides that prevent and cure fungal plant diseases. In addition, Syngenta has a range of biologicals into its portfolio in various countries, including the brands QUANTIS, ISABION and SAKALIA.

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