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

Risk & Volatility

Syngenta has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Syngenta’s competitors have a beta of 0.91, suggesting that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Syngenta and its competitors’ 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 -1,066.84% 0.56% 2.41%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Syngenta and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Syngenta 0 1 0 0 2.00
Syngenta Competitors 182 747 904 32 2.42

Syngenta presently has a consensus price target of $91.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.50%. As a group, “Agricultural Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 3.46%. Given Syngenta’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Syngenta has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Syngenta shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.6% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Syngenta $12.79 billion $1.18 billion N/A
Syngenta Competitors $3.86 billion $323.55 million -14.61

Syngenta has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors.


Syngenta competitors beat Syngenta on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

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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