Critical Survey: Absci (ABSI) versus The Competition

Absci (NASDAQ:ABSIGet Rating) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Absci to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.0% of Absci shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.4% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Absci $4.78 million -$100.96 million -1.09
Absci Competitors $2.80 billion $97.54 million 13.48

Absci’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Absci. Absci is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Absci -2,633.14% -36.19% -22.99%
Absci Competitors -260.35% -8.17% -2.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Absci and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Absci 1 3 3 0 2.29
Absci Competitors 105 778 1307 30 2.57

Absci presently has a consensus price target of $20.40, suggesting a potential upside of 460.44%. As a group, “Commercial physical research” companies have a potential upside of 40.98%. Given Absci’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Absci is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Absci peers beat Absci on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

Absci Company Profile (Get Rating)

Absci Corporation, a drug and target discovery company, provides biologic drug candidates and production cell lines using integrated drug creation platform for partners in the United States. Its integrated drug creation platform enables the creation of biologics by unifying the drug discovery and cell line development processes into one process. Absci Corporation was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.

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