Avantor (AVTR) & Its Competitors Financial Analysis

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 businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

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%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.1% of Avantor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.7% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Avantor and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avantor 0 4 19 0 2.83
Avantor Competitors 253 1059 1428 75 2.47

Avantor currently has a consensus target price of $20.71, indicating a potential upside of 17.18%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 4.05%. Given Avantor’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Avantor is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Avantor and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Avantor $6.04 billion N/A 30.47
Avantor Competitors $1.15 billion $182.96 million 15.06

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.

Summary

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

About Avantor

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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