Oil-Dri Co. of America (ODC) & Dais Analytic (DLYT) Financial Analysis

Oil-Dri Co. of America (NYSE:ODC) and Dais Analytic (OTCMKTS:DLYT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.


Oil-Dri Co. of America pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Dais Analytic does not pay a dividend. Oil-Dri Co. of America has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years.


This table compares Oil-Dri Co. of America and Dais Analytic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oil-Dri Co. of America 2.30% 8.62% 5.63%
Dais Analytic -328.98% N/A -723.75%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oil-Dri Co. of America and Dais Analytic’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oil-Dri Co. of America $266.00 million 0.75 $8.24 million N/A N/A
Dais Analytic $380,000.00 7.87 -$3.44 million N/A N/A

Oil-Dri Co. of America has higher revenue and earnings than Dais Analytic.

Volatility and Risk

Oil-Dri Co. of America has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dais Analytic has a beta of -1.98, indicating that its stock price is 298% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Oil-Dri Co. of America and Dais Analytic, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oil-Dri Co. of America 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dais Analytic 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.1% of Oil-Dri Co. of America shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.0% of Oil-Dri Co. of America shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.0% of Dais Analytic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Oil-Dri Co. of America beats Dais Analytic on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oil-Dri Co. of America

Oil-Dri Corporation of America develops, manufactures, and markets sorbent products in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale Products Group, and Business to Business Products Group. The company provides agricultural and horticultural products, including mineral-based absorbent products, which serve as chemical carriers, drying agents, and growing media under the Agsorb, Verge, Flo-Fre, and Terra-Green brand names. It also offers animal health and nutrition products for the livestock industry under the Amlan, Calibrin, ConditionAde, MD-09, and Pel-Unite and Pel-Unite Plus brand names; and bleaching clay and purification aid products for bleaching, purification, and filtration applications under the Pure-Flo, Perform, Select, and Ultra-Clear brand names. In addition, the company provides cat litter products, such as scoopable and non-clumping litters under the Cat's Pride and Jonny Cat brand names; industrial and automotive sorbent products from clay, polypropylene, and recycled cotton materials to absorb oil, acid, paint, ink, water, and other liquids under the Oil-Dri brand name; and sports products for use on baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields under the Pro's Choice brand name. Its customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, pet specialty retail outlets, dollar stores, retail grocery stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies, and sports field product users; processors and refiners of edible oils, petroleum-based oils, and biodiesel fuel; manufacturers of animal feed and agricultural chemicals; distributors of animal health and nutrition products; and marketers of consumer products. Oil-Dri Corporation of America was founded in 1941 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

About Dais Analytic

Dais Analytic Corporation, a nano-structured polymer technology materials company, develops and commercializes applications using its nano-structure polymer technology. The company offers ConsERV, a fixed plate energy recovery ventilator that addresses the building indoor fresh air requirements for various forms of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; and NanoClear, a water clean-up process useful in the creation of potable water from contaminated water, sea, brackish, or waste water. It is also developing NanoAir, a water based refrigerant dehumidification, humidification, heating, and cooling system. In addition, Dais Analytic Corporation develops PolyCool, a cooling tower system; and NanoCap, an energy storage device, as well as licenses its nano-structure polymer technology. The company was formerly known as Dais Corporation and changed its name to Dais Analytic Corporation in December 1999. Dais Analytic Corporation was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Odessa, Florida.

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