Chemours Company (The) (NYSE: CC) and Braskem (NYSE:BAK) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.
Chemours Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Braskem pays an annual dividend of $0.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Chemours Company (The) pays out 8.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Chemours Company (The) and Braskem’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Chemours Company (The)||4.96%||122.97%||6.77%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Chemours Company (The) and Braskem’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Chemours Company (The)||$5.74 billion||1.63||$1.07 billion||$1.48||34.12|
|Braskem||$15.27 billion||0.69||$3.73 billion||N/A||N/A|
Braskem has higher revenue and earnings than Chemours Company (The).
Risk and Volatility
Chemours Company (The) has a beta of 3.64, indicating that its stock price is 264% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Braskem has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Chemours Company (The) and Braskem, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Chemours Company (The)||0||0||6||0||3.00|
Chemours Company (The) currently has a consensus target price of $51.83, suggesting a potential upside of 2.64%. Braskem has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential downside of 23.95%. Given Chemours Company (The)’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Chemours Company (The) is more favorable than Braskem.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
72.9% of Chemours Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Braskem shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Chemours Company (The) shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Braskem shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Chemours Company (The) beats Braskem on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Chemours Company (The) Company Profile
The Chemours Company is a provider of performance chemicals. The Company operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment is a producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The Fluoroproducts segment is a provider of fluoroproducts, including refrigerants and industrial fluoropolymer resins. The Chemical Solutions segment is a North American provider of industrial chemicals used in gold production, oil and gas, water treatment and other industries. It delivers customized solutions with a range of industrial and specialty chemical products for markets, including plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, industrial, mining and oil refining. Its products include titanium dioxide, refrigerants, industrial fluoropolymer resins and a portfolio of mining and industrial chemicals, including sodium cyanide. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operates 26 production facilities located in 10 countries.
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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