Contrasting Pressure Biosciences (PBIO) and The Competition

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Pressure Biosciences (OTCMKTS: PBIO) is one of 25 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Pressure Biosciences to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Pressure Biosciences has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pressure Biosciences’ rivals have a beta of 1.45, meaning that their average stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pressure Biosciences $2.46 million -$9.70 million -0.17
Pressure Biosciences Competitors $1.14 billion $146.92 million 12.48

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.2% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.9% of Pressure Biosciences shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” 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 summary of recent ratings and target prices for Pressure Biosciences and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pressure Biosciences 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pressure Biosciences Competitors 185 921 1289 67 2.50

As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential downside of 2.75%. Given Pressure Biosciences’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pressure Biosciences has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Pressure Biosciences and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pressure Biosciences -403.86% N/A -392.92%
Pressure Biosciences Competitors -212.02% -25.29% -11.33%

Summary

Pressure Biosciences rivals beat Pressure Biosciences on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Pressure Biosciences Company Profile

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. develops pressure cycling technology (PCT) solutions. Its PCT technology uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels to control the actions of molecules in biological samples, such as cells and tissues from human, animal, plant, and microbial sources. The company offers Barocycler instrumentations, including Barocycler 2320EXT, Barozyme-HT48, Barocycler NEP3229, HUB440, HUB880, and The Shredder SG3. It also distributes cell disruption equipment, parts, and consumables. In addition, the company offers Barocycler consumable products, such as PCT MicroTubes, PCT-MicroCaps, PCT-Micro-Pestle, PULSE Tubes, and BaroFlex 8-well Processing Strips, as well as application specific kits. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. serves researchers at academic laboratories; government agencies; and biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and other life sciences institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. has a collaboration with NutraFuels, Inc. for the development of water-soluble Nanoemulsion-based nutraceuticals. The company was formerly known as Boston Biomedica, Inc. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in South Easton, Massachusetts.

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