BioNano Genomics (BNGO) versus Its Peers Critical Review

BioNano Genomics (NASDAQ: BNGO) is one of 24 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare BioNano Genomics to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for BioNano Genomics and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BioNano Genomics 0 0 2 0 3.00
BioNano Genomics Competitors 163 861 1231 64 2.52

BioNano Genomics presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 159.01%. As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential downside of 4.28%. Given BioNano Genomics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe BioNano Genomics is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BioNano Genomics and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BioNano Genomics $12.00 million -$18.50 million -1.70
BioNano Genomics Competitors $1.14 billion $146.23 million 13.73

BioNano Genomics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than BioNano Genomics. BioNano Genomics 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.


This table compares BioNano Genomics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BioNano Genomics N/A N/A N/A
BioNano Genomics Competitors -235.98% -26.73% -12.21%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

11.4% of BioNano Genomics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

BioNano Genomics Company Profile

Bionano Genomics, Inc. operates as a life sciences instrumentation company in the genome analysis space. The company develops and markets the Saphyr system, a platform for ultra-sensitive and ultra-specific structural variation detection that enables researchers and clinicians to accelerate the search for new diagnostics and therapeutic targets and to streamline the study of changes in chromosomes, which is known as cytogenetics. Its Saphyr system comprises an instrument, chip consumables, reagents, and a suite of data analysis tools. The company's Bionano prep kits and labeling kits provide the critical reagents and protocols needed to extract and label high molecular weight DNA for use with the Saphyr system; and data solutions offering includes a suite of hardware and software for end-to-end experiment management, algorithms for assembling genome maps, and algorithms and databases for bioinformatics processing. It sells its instruments and consumables for research use applications primarily to laboratories associated with academic and governmental research institutions, as well as to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and contract research companies in North America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Bionano Genomics, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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