Critical Survey: Ayr Wellness (AYRWF) vs. Its Rivals

Ayr Wellness (OTCMKTS:AYRWFGet Rating) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Medicinals & botanicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Ayr Wellness to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Ayr Wellness and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ayr Wellness -1.93% -6.32% -3.68%
Ayr Wellness Competitors 1,042.26% -157.44% 150.04%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Ayr Wellness and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ayr Wellness 0 1 4 0 2.80
Ayr Wellness Competitors 162 500 626 32 2.40

Ayr Wellness currently has a consensus target price of $29.83, suggesting a potential upside of 494.12%. As a group, “Medicinals & botanicals” companies have a potential upside of 81.38%. Given Ayr Wellness’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ayr Wellness is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ayr Wellness and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ayr Wellness $357.61 million -$16.95 million -27.89
Ayr Wellness Competitors $265.50 million -$63.33 million -9.20

Ayr Wellness has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Ayr Wellness is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of Ayr Wellness shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Medicinals & botanicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 25.2% of shares of all “Medicinals & botanicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ayr Wellness beats its peers on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Ayr Wellness

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Ayr Wellness Inc., a vertically-integrated cannabis multi-state operator, cultivates, manufactures, and retails cannabis products and branded cannabis packaged goods. The company's cannabis and cannabis products include concentrates, edibles, and vaporizer products. It also provides administrative, consulting, and operations support services to licensed cannabis companies. As of June 23, 2022, Ayr Wellness Inc. operated 48 dispensaries. The company was formerly known as Ayr Strategies Inc. and changed its name to Ayr Wellness Inc. in February 2021. Ayr Wellness Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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