Avantor (NYSE: AVTR) is one of 25 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Avantor to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Avantor $6.04 billion N/A 30.71
Avantor Competitors $1.15 billion $182.96 million 15.18

Avantor has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Avantor 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Avantor and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avantor 0 4 19 0 2.83
Avantor Competitors 255 1059 1429 75 2.47

Avantor currently has a consensus price target of $20.71, suggesting a potential upside of 16.26%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 3.32%. Given Avantor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Avantor is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.1% of Avantor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avantor N/A N/A N/A
Avantor Competitors -129.20% -103.80% -16.44%

Summary

Avantor beats its competitors on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

Avantor Company Profile

Avantor, Inc. is a provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. It sells materials & consumables, equipment & instrumentation and services & specialty procurement. It operates in more than 30 countries and deliver an extensive portfolio of products and services. The company was founded by John Townsend Baker in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, PA.

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