Benson Hill (BHIL) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey

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

Risk & Volatility

Benson Hill has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Benson Hill’s peers have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Benson Hill and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Benson Hill $147.21 million -$126.25 million -3.38
Benson Hill Competitors $7.65 billion $1.07 billion 3.81

Benson Hill’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Benson Hill. Benson Hill 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.


This table compares Benson Hill and its peers’ 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 -154.05% -184.26% -16.77%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.0% of Benson Hill shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% 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, 13.0% of shares of all “Food & kindred products” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Benson Hill and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Benson Hill 0 1 3 0 2.75
Benson Hill Competitors 272 1089 1278 29 2.40

Benson Hill currently has a consensus price target of $7.25, indicating a potential upside of 149.14%. As a group, “Food & kindred products” companies have a potential upside of 37.19%. Given Benson Hill’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Benson Hill is more favorable than its peers.


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

About Benson Hill

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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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