Financial Contrast: Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) and Its Rivals

Chemours Company (The) (NYSE: CC) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Chemours Company (The) to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Chemours Company (The) and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chemours Company (The) 0 0 7 0 3.00
Chemours Company (The) Competitors 106 824 1211 34 2.54

Chemours Company (The) currently has a consensus target price of $52.71, indicating a potential upside of 5.28%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 2.75%. Given Chemours Company (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Chemours Company (The) is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.2% of Chemours Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.1% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Chemours Company (The) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Chemours Company (The) and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Chemours Company (The) $5.40 billion $7.00 million 34.53
Chemours Company (The) Competitors $4.14 billion $352.97 million 116.02

Chemours Company (The) has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Chemours Company (The) 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.

Profitability

This table compares Chemours Company (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chemours Company (The) 4.86% 116.80% 8.10%
Chemours Company (The) Competitors -23.28% 23.98% 5.99%

Dividends

Chemours Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Chemours Company (The) pays out 8.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 47.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Chemours Company (The) has a beta of 3.59, indicating that its stock price is 259% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chemours Company (The)’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Chemours Company (The) beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Chemours Company (The)

The Chemours Company is a provider of performance chemicals. The Company operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment is a producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The Fluoroproducts segment is a provider of fluoroproducts, including refrigerants and industrial fluoropolymer resins. The Chemical Solutions segment is a North American provider of industrial chemicals used in gold production, oil and gas, water treatment and other industries. It delivers customized solutions with a range of industrial and specialty chemical products for markets, including plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, industrial, mining and oil refining. Its products include titanium dioxide, refrigerants, industrial fluoropolymer resins and a portfolio of mining and industrial chemicals, including sodium cyanide. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operates 26 production facilities located in 10 countries.

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