Head-To-Head Review: SeqLL (NASDAQ:SQL) and PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI)

SeqLL (NASDAQ:SQL – Get Rating) and PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI – Get Rating) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.


This table compares SeqLL and PerkinElmer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SeqLL -2,406.90% -62.21% -41.15%
PerkinElmer 13.60% 15.58% 7.69%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for SeqLL and PerkinElmer, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SeqLL 0 0 1 0 3.00
PerkinElmer 0 5 5 0 2.50
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SeqLL presently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,053.85%. PerkinElmer has a consensus target price of $166.40, indicating a potential upside of 18.32%. Given SeqLL’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe SeqLL is more favorable than PerkinElmer.

Risk & Volatility

SeqLL has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PerkinElmer has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of SeqLL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.2% of PerkinElmer shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of SeqLL shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of PerkinElmer shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SeqLL and PerkinElmer’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SeqLL $210,000.00 14.72 -$3.70 million ($0.34) -0.76
PerkinElmer $5.07 billion 3.50 $943.16 million $4.90 28.70

PerkinElmer has higher revenue and earnings than SeqLL. SeqLL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PerkinElmer, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


PerkinElmer beats SeqLL on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SeqLL

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SeqLL Inc. operates as a life sciences instrumentation and research services company worldwide. The company designs, develops, and manufactures genetic analysis technologies. It offers true single molecule sequencing (tSMS) platform, which offers a single molecule solution for DNA and RNA sequencing. The company has a collaboration agreement with Bernstein Laboratory, Ting Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Weizmann Institute of Science, True Bearing Diagnostics, Inc., and Tetracore, Inc. It serves academic and government institutions, hospitals and medical centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and non-profit research organizations. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Billerica, Massachusetts.

About PerkinElmer

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PerkinElmer, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions to the diagnostics, life sciences, and applied services markets worldwide. It operates through two segments, Discovery & Analytical Solutions and Diagnostics. The Discovery & Analytical Solutions segment offers a suite of solutions, including reagents, informatics, and detection and imaging technologies that enable scientists to enhance research breakthroughs in the life sciences research market, as well as contract research and laboratory services. It also provides analytical technologies, solutions, and services for the environmental, food, and industrial markets that enable its customers to understand the characterize the health of various aspects, including air, water, and soil. In addition, this segment offers solutions to farmers and food producers; and analytical instrumentation for the industrial market, which includes the chemical, semiconductor and electronics, energy, lubricant, petrochemical, and polymer industries. The Diagnostics segment provides instruments, reagents, assay platforms, and software products for the early detection of genetic disorders, such as pregnancy and early childhood, as well as infectious disease testing in the diagnostics market. Its products are used for testing and screening genetic abnormalities, disorders, and diseases, including down syndrome, hypothyroidism, muscular dystrophy, infertility, and various metabolic conditions. This segment also develops technologies that enable and support genomic workflows using protein coupled receptor and next-generation DNA sequencing for applications in oncology, immunodiagnostics, and drug discovery. It serves pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, laboratories, academic and research institutions, public health authorities, private healthcare organizations, doctors, and government agencies. PerkinElmer, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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