Calyxt (CLXT) and CVR Partners (UAN) Critical Comparison

Calyxt (NASDAQ: CLXT) and CVR Partners (NYSE:UAN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.


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CVR Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Calyxt does not pay a dividend. CVR Partners pays out -3.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Calyxt and CVR Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Calyxt $510,000.00 933.68 -$25.98 million ($1.12) -15.15
CVR Partners $330.80 million 1.05 -$72.78 million ($0.64) -4.80

Calyxt has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CVR Partners. Calyxt is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CVR Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Calyxt and CVR Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calyxt -5,164.61% -75.53% -57.81%
CVR Partners -22.01% -12.39% -5.69%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

22.1% of Calyxt shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.0% of CVR Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Calyxt and CVR Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calyxt 0 1 4 0 2.80
CVR Partners 0 0 1 0 3.00

Calyxt currently has a consensus target price of $29.05, suggesting a potential upside of 71.18%. CVR Partners has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 62.87%. Given Calyxt’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Calyxt is more favorable than CVR Partners.


CVR Partners beats Calyxt on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Calyxt Company Profile

Calyxt, Inc., a consumer-centric food- and agriculture-focused company, develops healthier specialty food ingredients and food crops using gene-editing technology for plants in the United States. It engages in the development of high oleic soybeans, high fiber wheat, herbicide tolerant wheat, powdery mildew resistant wheat, enhanced oil composition and herbicide tolerant canola, enhanced quality and herbicide tolerant alfalfa, late blight resistant potatoes, and cold storable/reduced browning potatoes, as well as enhanced protein composition, drought tolerant, herbicide tolerant, and enhanced yield soybeans. The Company was formerly known as Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc. and changed its name to Calyxt, Inc. in May 2015. Calyxt, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota. Calyxt, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cellectis S.A.

CVR Partners Company Profile

CVR Partners LP is a holding company, which engages in the nitrogen fertilizer business. Its products include ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate fertilizers. The company was founded on June 1, 2007 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX.

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