Contrasting AdvanSix (ASIX) & Rogers (ROG)

AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) and Rogers (NYSE:ROG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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This table compares AdvanSix and Rogers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvanSix 9.94% 32.17% 9.95%
Rogers 9.80% 14.72% 9.74%



Volatility and Risk

AdvanSix has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rogers has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.0% of AdvanSix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.6% of Rogers shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of AdvanSix shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Rogers shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AdvanSix and Rogers’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvanSix $1.48 billion 0.78 $146.69 million $3.00 12.50
Rogers $821.04 million 2.65 $80.45 million $5.76 20.58

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for AdvanSix and Rogers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvanSix 0 0 1 0 3.00
Rogers 0 0 4 0 3.00

AdvanSix presently has a consensus price target of $41.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.30%. Rogers has a consensus price target of $160.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.95%. Given Rogers’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Rogers is more favorable than AdvanSix.

Summary

Rogers beats AdvanSix on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

AdvanSix Company Profile

AdvanSix Inc. manufactures and sells polymer resins in the United States. It offers Nylon 6, a polymer resin, which is a synthetic material used to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments, and films. The company also provides caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, and acetone, as well as other intermediate chemicals, including phenol, alpha-methylstyrene, cyclohexanone, methyl ethyl ketoxime, cyclohexanol, acetaldehyde oxime, 2-pentanone oxime, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and carbon dioxide. It offers its products under the Aegis, Capran, Sulf-N, Nadone, Naxol, and EZ-Blox brands. AdvanSix Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Rogers Company Profile

Rogers Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells engineered materials and components worldwide. The company's Advanced Connectivity Solutions segment offers circuit materials and solutions for connectivity applications in wireless communications infrastructure, automotive, connected devices, wired infrastructure, consumer electronics, and aerospace/defense. Its Elastomeric Material Solutions segment provides elastomeric material solutions for critical cushioning, sealing, impact protection, and vibration management applications, including general industrial, portable electronics, consumer goods, automotive, mass transportation, construction, and printing applications. The company's Power Electronics Solutions segment offers ceramic substrate materials for power module applications, laminated bus bars for power inverter and high power interconnect applications, and micro-channel coolers. Its Other segment provides elastomeric components for applications in ground transportation, office equipment, consumer, and other markets; elastomer floats for level sensing in fuel tanks, motors, and storage tanks; and inverters for portable communications and automotive markets. The company also manufactures and sells polytetrafluoroethylene, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene films, pressure sensitive tapes, and specialty products for the industrial, aerospace, automotive, and electronics markets. Rogers Corporation was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

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