Reviewing Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT)’s and Yield10 Bioscience Inc. (NASDAQ:YTEN)’s results

Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) and Yield10 Bioscience Inc. (NASDAQ:YTEN) compete with each other in the Specialty Chemicals sector. We will analyze and compare their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sensient Technologies Corporation 1.39B 1.91 137.93M 3.83 15.55
Yield10 Bioscience Inc. N/A 21.01 11.29M -1.72 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates Sensient Technologies Corporation and Yield10 Bioscience Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 shows us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sensient Technologies Corporation 9.92% 16.5% 7.7%
Yield10 Bioscience Inc. 0.00% -109.5% -85.1%

Volatility and Risk

A 0.92 beta indicates that Sensient Technologies Corporation is 8.00% less volatile compared to S&P 500. Competitively, Yield10 Bioscience Inc.’s beta is 2.81 which is 181.00% more volatile than S&P 500.


Sensient Technologies Corporation has a Current Ratio of 4.3 and a Quick Ratio of 1.8. Competitively, Yield10 Bioscience Inc.’s Current Ratio is 4.6 and has 4.6 Quick Ratio. Yield10 Bioscience Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Sensient Technologies Corporation.


Sensient Technologies Corporation dividend pay is $1.32 per share with 2.1% dividend yield annually. No dividend is paid out by Yield10 Bioscience Inc.

Analyst Ratings

Recommendations and Ratings for Sensient Technologies Corporation and Yield10 Bioscience Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sensient Technologies Corporation 0 0 2 3.00
Yield10 Bioscience Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

$73.5 is Sensient Technologies Corporation’s consensus target price while its potential upside is 16.74%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Sensient Technologies Corporation and Yield10 Bioscience Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 0% and 11.1%. Insiders owned roughly 0.1% of Sensient Technologies Corporation’s shares. Comparatively, Yield10 Bioscience Inc. has 36.89% of it’s share owned by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Sensient Technologies Corporation -7.42% -10.89% -17.88% -16.05% -22.54% -18.67%
Yield10 Bioscience Inc. 5.51% -6.29% -6.29% -6.94% -34.63% -24.29%

For the past year Sensient Technologies Corporation’s stock price has smaller decline than Yield10 Bioscience Inc.


On 10 of the 12 factors Sensient Technologies Corporation beats Yield10 Bioscience Inc.

Sensient Technologies Corporation manufactures and markets colors, flavors, and fragrances in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Flavors & Fragrances Group, and Color Group. The Flavors & Fragrances Group segment develops, manufactures, and supplies systems products, including flavor-delivery systems, and compounded and blended products; ingredient products, such as essential oils, natural and synthetic flavors, and aroma chemicals; chili powder; paprika; chili pepper; and dehydrated vegetables comprising parsley, celery, and spinach. This segment sells its products to the food, beverage, personal care, and household-products industries. The Color Group segment develops, manufactures, and supplies natural and synthetic color systems for use in foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals; colors and other ingredients for cosmetics, such as active ingredients, solubilizers, and surface treated pigments; pharmaceutical excipients comprising colors, flavors, and coatings; specialty inks; and technical colors for industrial applications. This segment sells its products under the Sensient Food Colors, Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems, Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, Sensient Inks, and Sensient Industrial Colors trade names. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, engages in developing disruptive technologies for enhancing crop yield in the United States. It is developing various yield traits using proprietary advanced biotechnology trait gene discovery platforms. The company was formerly known as Metabolix, Inc. and changed its name to Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. in January 2017. Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.