AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) is one of 47 public companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare AdvanSix to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares AdvanSix and its peers’ 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 -655.96% -5.73% 0.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for AdvanSix and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvanSix 0 0 1 0 3.00
AdvanSix Competitors 173 1043 1316 24 2.47

AdvanSix presently has a consensus target price of $46.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.98%. As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 0.59%. Given AdvanSix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AdvanSix is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.4% of AdvanSix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of AdvanSix shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

AdvanSix has a beta of 2.84, suggesting that its stock price is 184% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AdvanSix’s peers have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvanSix $1.19 billion $34.14 million 26.00
AdvanSix Competitors $1.91 billion $115.75 million 225.84

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

Summary

AdvanSix beats its peers on 8 of the 13 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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