Analyzing PQ Group (PQG) & Its Peers
PQ Group (NYSE: PQG) is one of 32 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare PQ Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares PQ Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PQ Group||$1.06 billion||-$79.74 million||411.25|
|PQ Group Competitors||$4.01 billion||$340.26 million||155.50|
This table compares PQ Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|PQ Group Competitors||-29.50%||24.37%||5.63%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
58.3% of PQ Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for PQ Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|PQ Group Competitors||110||841||1247||37||2.54|
PQ Group presently has a consensus target price of $19.75, suggesting a potential upside of 20.06%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 4.08%. Given PQ Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PQ Group is more favorable than its peers.
PQ Group peers beat PQ Group on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
PQ Group Company Profile
PQ Group Holdings Inc is a global provider of catalysts, specialty materials, chemicals and services that enable environmental improvements. The Company’s products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with fuel efficiency. The Company has developed zeolite-based catalysts to reduce pollutants in diesel engines. The Company’s segments include environmental catalysts and services, and performance materials and chemicals. Environmental catalysts and services segment has three product groups, including silica catalysts, zeolite catalysts, and refining services. Silica catalysts product group sells both the finished catalyst and catalysts supports, for the production of high-density polyethylene (HDPE).zeolite catalysts product group is a supplier of emissions control catalysts as well as a supplier of specialty catalysts, precursors, and formulations. Performance materials and chemicals segment has two product groups, including performance materials and performance chemicals.
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