Braskem (NYSE: BAK) is one of 33 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Braskem to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Braskem and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Braskem $13.74 billion -$117.96 million N/A
Braskem Competitors $4.01 billion $340.26 million 127.30

Braskem has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Braskem and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Braskem 0 0 1 0 3.00
Braskem Competitors 107 837 1231 36 2.54

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 2.07%. Given Braskem’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Braskem has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% of Braskem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Braskem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Braskem and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Braskem 3.07% 28.41% 2.59%
Braskem Competitors -29.44% 24.36% 5.63%

Volatility and Risk

Braskem has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Braskem’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Braskem rivals beat Braskem on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Braskem Company Profile

Braskem S.A. produces thermoplastic resins. The Company’s segments are Basic petrochemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, the United States and Europe, and Chemical distribution. It is also engaged in the import and export of chemicals, petrochemicals and fuels, the production, supply and sale of utilities such as steam, water, compressed air, industrial gases, the provision of industrial services, and the production, supply and sale of electric energy. It also invests in other companies, either as a partner or as shareholder. It operates over 40 industrial units, over 30 of which are located in the Brazilian states of Alagoas, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Sao Paulo; over five are located in the United States, in the states of Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia, and over two are located in Germany, in the cities of Wesseling and Schkopau. These units produce thermoplastic resins–polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride, as well as basic petrochemicals.

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