Comparing Taminco (TAM) and Its Peers

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taminco 0 0 0 0 N/A
Taminco Competitors 111 863 1261 37 2.54

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 6.01%. Given Taminco’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Taminco has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taminco N/A N/A N/A
Taminco Competitors -29.45% 24.34% 5.58%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Taminco and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Taminco N/A N/A 39.39
Taminco Competitors $4.01 billion $340.26 million 144.36

Taminco’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Taminco. Taminco 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.

Summary

Taminco rivals beat Taminco on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Taminco Company Profile

Taminco Corp is a producer of alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives. The Company’s products are used by its customers in the manufacturing of everyday products primarily for the agriculture, water treatment, personal and home care, animal nutrition and oil and gas end-markets. It operates in 19 countries with seven production facilities and, as of December 31, 2012, had an installed production capacity of 1,272 thousand tons. The Company has three business segments: Functional Amines, Specialty Amines, and Crop Protection. In March 2014, the Company announced that it completed the acquisition of the formic acid business of Kemira Oyj. Its main shareholder is Eastman Chemical Company.

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