Head to Head Review: Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE:DNA) versus Molecular Partners (OTCMKTS:MLLCF)

Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE:DNAGet Free Report) and Molecular Partners (OTCMKTS:MLLCFGet Free Report) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Ginkgo Bioworks and Molecular Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ginkgo Bioworks 1 3 1 0 2.00
Molecular Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ginkgo Bioworks presently has a consensus price target of $3.19, suggesting a potential upside of 109.70%. Given Ginkgo Bioworks’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Ginkgo Bioworks is more favorable than Molecular Partners.


This table compares Ginkgo Bioworks and Molecular Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ginkgo Bioworks -272.30% -36.36% -23.92%
Molecular Partners N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.8% of Ginkgo Bioworks shares are held by institutional investors. 15.1% of Ginkgo Bioworks shares are held by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ginkgo Bioworks and Molecular Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ginkgo Bioworks $477.71 million 6.68 -$2.10 billion ($0.46) -3.30
Molecular Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Molecular Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ginkgo Bioworks.


Ginkgo Bioworks beats Molecular Partners on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ginkgo Bioworks

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Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops platform for cell programming. Its platform is used to program cells to enable biological production of products, such as novel therapeutics, food ingredients, and chemicals derived from petroleum. The company serves various end markets, including specialty chemicals, agriculture, food, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals. Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

About Molecular Partners

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Molecular Partners AG operates as a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops ankyrin proteins for the treatment of oncology and virology diseases. Its products candidates include Abicipar, a DARPin therapeutic candidate, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration, as well as for diabetic macular edema; and ensovibep (MP0420), a multi-specific DARPin therapeutic candidate for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The company develops MP0310, a DARPin molecule, which activates T-cells and other immune cells; MP0317, that allows tumor-restricted immune-cell CD40 activation for the treatment of fibroblast activation protein (FAP) positive cancers, which is in Phase I clinical trials; MP0317, a tumor-localized immune agonist that activates immune cells in the tumor, which is in Phase I clinical trials; and MP0274, that uses HER2-specific DARPin binding proteins. It also develops MP0533, a CD3 T cell candidate for acute myeloid leukemia; and MP0250 for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)and hepatocyte growth factor. Molecular Partners AG has license and research collaboration agreements with Novartis AG to develop DARPin-conjugated radioligand therapies, as well as other third-party collaborators. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Schlieren, Switzerland.

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