Head-To-Head Analysis: Amyris (AMRS) and Mission Newenergy (MNELF)

Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) and Mission Newenergy (OTCMKTS:MNELF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

28.9% of Amyris shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of Amyris shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Amyris and Mission Newenergy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amyris -114.09% N/A -127.95%
Mission Newenergy N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Amyris and Mission Newenergy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amyris 0 1 2 0 2.67
Mission Newenergy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amyris presently has a consensus target price of $7.67, indicating a potential upside of 94.59%. Given Amyris’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Amyris is more favorable than Mission Newenergy.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Amyris and Mission Newenergy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amyris $143.45 million 1.98 -$72.32 million ($3.05) -1.29
Mission Newenergy N/A N/A -$156.69 million N/A N/A

Amyris has higher revenue and earnings than Mission Newenergy.


Amyris beats Mission Newenergy on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amyris Company Profile

Amyris, Inc. provides various alternatives to a range of petroleum-sourced products worldwide. The company uses its industrial bioscience technology to design microbes primarily yeast, as well as to convert plant-sourced sugars into renewable ingredients. It produces and sells Biofene that converts to squalane, which is used as an emollient in cosmetics and other personal care products; and natural oils and aroma chemicals for the flavors and fragrances market. The company also provides renewable solvents, polymers, and lubricants for industrial markets; Biofene ingredients for nutraceuticals and vitamins market; and renewable fuels for transportation fuels markets. It has a collaboration partnership with Total S.A. to produce and commercialize Biofene-based diesel and jet fuels. The company was formerly known as Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and changed its name to Amyris, Inc. in June 2010. Amyris, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

Mission Newenergy Company Profile

Mission NewEnergy Limited produces, refines, and sells biodiesel in Malaysia. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Subiaco, Australia.

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