Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) versus Its Peers Head to Head Review

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


This table compares Syngenta and its rivals’ 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 -1,066.04% 0.39% 1.80%

Risk and Volatility

Syngenta has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Syngenta’s rivals have a beta of 1.09, indicating that their average stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Syngenta shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Syngenta and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Syngenta 0 1 0 0 2.00
Syngenta Competitors 182 753 907 32 2.42

Syngenta presently has a consensus price target of $91.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.05%. As a group, “Agricultural Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 2.52%. Given Syngenta’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Syngenta is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Syngenta and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Syngenta $12.79 billion $1.18 billion 41.11
Syngenta Competitors $3.86 billion $323.55 million -10.00

Syngenta has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Syngenta is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Syngenta rivals beat Syngenta on 8 of the 13 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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