Head-To-Head Survey: Benson Hill (BHIL) and The Competition

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

Risk & Volatility

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

Institutional and Insider 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 insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of shares of all “Food & kindred products” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices 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 272 1089 1278 29 2.40

Benson Hill currently has a consensus target price of $7.25, indicating a potential upside of 140.07%. As a group, “Food & kindred products” companies have a potential upside of 34.90%. Given Benson Hill’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Benson Hill is more favorable than its competitors.


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 -154.05% -184.26% -16.77%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Benson Hill $147.21 million -$126.25 million -3.51
Benson Hill Competitors $7.65 billion $1.07 billion 3.80

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.


Benson Hill beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 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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