Analyzing Zentek (ZTEK) and Its Competitors

Zentek (NASDAQ:ZTEKGet Rating) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Zentek to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Zentek has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zentek’s rivals have a beta of 1.88, indicating that their average stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.7% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Zentek and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zentek N/A -38.60% -35.82%
Zentek Competitors 4.32% -5.83% 4.77%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Zentek and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Zentek N/A -$2.93 million -23.70
Zentek Competitors $1.56 billion $94.87 million 28.26

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Zentek and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zentek 0 0 0 0 N/A
Zentek Competitors 231 1045 1445 28 2.46

As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 48.86%. Given Zentek’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Zentek has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Zentek rivals beat Zentek on 10 of the 10 factors compared.

Zentek Company Profile (Get Rating)

Zentek Ltd. engages in the research and development of graphene and related nanomaterials in Canada. It owns 100% interest in the Albany Graphite Project located in Northern Ontario, Canada. The company develops graphene-based antimicrobial coating; and surgical masks, HVAC filters, and personal protective equipment. It is also developing synthesize graphene, graphene oxide, and graphene quantum dots for applications of graphene. The company was formerly known as ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. and changed its name to Zentek Ltd. in October 2021. Zentek Ltd. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Thunder Bay, Canada.

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