Intrexon (NASDAQ: XON) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Intrexon to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Intrexon and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intrexon 1 1 2 0 2.25
Intrexon Competitors 154 689 1490 68 2.61

Intrexon presently has a consensus price target of $33.50, suggesting a potential upside of 596.47%. As a group, “Commercial physical research” companies have a potential upside of 19.12%. Given Intrexon’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Intrexon is more favorable than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intrexon -363.14% -26.52% -15.07%
Intrexon Competitors -264.33% -19.33% -10.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.6% of Intrexon shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.7% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are held by institutional investors. 48.2% of Intrexon shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Intrexon has a beta of 2.18, suggesting that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intrexon’s competitors have a beta of 3.95, suggesting that their average share price is 295% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Intrexon $160.57 million -$509.34 million -3.51
Intrexon Competitors $744.96 million $42.30 million 12.38

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


Intrexon competitors beat Intrexon on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Intrexon Company Profile

Intrexon Corporation operates in the synthetic biology field in the United States. The company, through a suite of proprietary and complementary technologies, designs, builds, and regulates gene programs, which are DNA sequences that consist of key genetic components. Its technologies include UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform, and its associated library of modular DNA components; Cell Systems Informatics; RheoSwitch inducible gene switch; AttSite Recombinases; Protein Engineering; Laser-Enabled Analysis and Processing; and ActoBiotics and AdenoVerse technology platforms. The company also provides reproductive technologies and other genetic processes to cattle breeders and producers; biological insect control solutions; technologies for non-browning apple without the use of any flavor-altering chemical or antioxidant additives; commercial aquaculture products; genetic preservation and cloning technologies; genetically engineered swine for medical and genetic research; and artwork, children's toys, and novelty goods that are derived from living organisms or enabled by synthetic biology. It serves health, food, energy, environment, and consumer markets. Intrexon Corporation has collaboration and license agreements with ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.; Oragenics, Inc.; Fibrocell Science, Inc.; Genopaver, LLC; S & I Ophthalmic, LLC; OvaXon, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners, LLC; Persea Bio, LLC; Ares Trading S.A.; Intrexon Energy Partners II, LLC; Intrexon T1D Partners, LLC; AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.; Thrive Agrobiotics, Inc.; Exotech Bio, Inc.; Relieve Genetics, Inc.; AD Skincare, Inc.; Genten Therapeutics, Inc.; and CRS Bio, Inc. The company was formerly known as Genomatix Ltd. and changed its name to Intrexon Corporation in 2005. Intrexon Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.

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