CSW Industrials (NASDAQ: CSWI) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CSW Industrials to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares CSW Industrials and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSW Industrials 4.54% 10.53% 7.39%
CSW Industrials Competitors -29.86% 24.06% 5.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for CSW Industrials and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSW Industrials 0 0 1 0 3.00
CSW Industrials Competitors 102 765 1143 32 2.54

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 2.54%. Given CSW Industrials’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CSW Industrials has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSW Industrials and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CSW Industrials $341.00 million $58.23 million 47.86
CSW Industrials Competitors $4.15 billion $892.82 million 34.07

CSW Industrials’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than CSW Industrials. CSW Industrials is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.4% of CSW Industrials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of CSW Industrials shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

CSW Industrials has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSW Industrials’ peers have a beta of 1.17, indicating that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CSW Industrials peers beat CSW Industrials on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About CSW Industrials

CSW Industrials, Inc. (CSWI) is a diversified industrial growth company. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial Products; Coatings, Sealants & Adhesives, and Specialty Chemicals. The Industrial Products segment consists of specialty mechanical products; fire and smoke protection products; architecturally specified building products, and storage, filtration and application equipment. The Coatings, Sealants & Adhesives segment comprises coatings and penetrants, pipe thread sealants, firestopping sealants, and caulks and adhesives/solvent cements. The Specialty Chemicals segment manufactures and supplies specialized consumables that impart or enhance properties, such as lubricity, anti-seize qualities, friction and heat control. Markets that it serves include HVAC, industrial, rail, plumbing, architecturally specified building products, energy, mining and other general industrial markets.

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