Head to Head Review: Benson Hill (BHIL) vs. The Competition

Benson Hill (NYSE:BHILGet Rating) is one of 33 public companies in the “Food & kindred products” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Benson Hill to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Benson Hill has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Benson Hill’s competitors have a beta of 0.94, suggesting that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Benson Hill and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Benson Hill $147.21 million -$126.25 million -4.56
Benson Hill Competitors $7.65 billion $1.07 billion 4.36

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Benson Hill and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Benson Hill 0 1 3 0 2.75
Benson Hill Competitors 270 1083 1272 28 2.40

Benson Hill presently has a consensus price target of $7.25, suggesting a potential upside of 84.95%. As a group, “Food & kindred products” companies have a potential upside of 25.76%. Given Benson Hill’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Benson Hill is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.5% of Benson Hill shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Food & kindred products” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Benson Hill shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “Food & kindred products” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Benson Hill and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Benson Hill -43.24% -30.39% -16.08%
Benson Hill Competitors -153.82% -215.47% -17.17%


Benson Hill beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Benson Hill Company Profile

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Benson Hill, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food technology company that unlocks natural genetic diversity of plants. It operates in two segments, Ingredients and Fresh. The company offers CropOS, a technology platform, which uses artificial intelligence, data, and various advanced breeding techniques that combine data, plant, and food sciences to deliver crops optimized for food, ingredient, and feed products. The company's technology is applied in soybeans and yellow peas. It focuses on growing, packing, and selling fresh produce products to retail and food service customers. The company was formerly known as Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc. Benson Hill, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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