AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AdvanSix to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for AdvanSix and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvanSix 0 0 1 0 3.00
AdvanSix Competitors 146 869 1110 24 2.47

AdvanSix currently has a consensus price target of $46.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.45%. As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 9.94%. Given AdvanSix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AdvanSix is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.3% of AdvanSix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.1% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of AdvanSix shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvanSix $1.19 billion $34.14 million 26.92
AdvanSix Competitors $1.91 billion $115.75 million 158.88

AdvanSix’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AdvanSix. AdvanSix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvanSix 3.64% 20.30% 5.64%
AdvanSix Competitors -672.68% -5.20% 0.13%

Summary

AdvanSix beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

AdvanSix Company Profile

AdvanSix Inc. is an integrated manufacturer of Nylon 6. The Company also sells a variety of other products, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process primarily, including caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizers and other chemical intermediates. The Company operates primarily through its integrated manufacturing sites located in Frankford, Pennsylvania, Hopewell, Virginia, and Chesterfield, Virginia. The Company offers ammonium sulfate, which is used by customers as a nitrogen-based fertilizer. It produces ammonium sulfate fertilizer as part of its manufacturing process. The Company manufactures ammonium sulfate fertilizers including Sulf-N and Sulf-N 26. The Company provides AdvanSix Aegis nylon resins and Aegis barrier nylon resins. Its nylon resins are a preferred choice in food, liquid, and consumer packaging along with mono/multifilament products, carpet fibers, automotive compounding and more. It offers Capran biaxially oriented nylon films.

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