Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) and Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Calgon Carbon Corporation has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chemours Company (The) has a beta of 3.59, meaning that its stock price is 259% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Calgon Carbon Corporation and Chemours Company (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calgon Carbon Corporation 1.27% 5.46% 2.81%
Chemours Company (The) 4.86% 155.80% 8.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Calgon Carbon Corporation and Chemours Company (The), as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calgon Carbon Corporation 1 3 0 0 1.75
Chemours Company (The) 0 0 6 0 3.00

Calgon Carbon Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $19.63, indicating a potential downside of 8.93%. Chemours Company (The) has a consensus target price of $51.83, indicating a potential downside of 0.63%. Given Chemours Company (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Chemours Company (The) is more favorable than Calgon Carbon Corporation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Calgon Carbon Corporation and Chemours Company (The)’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Calgon Carbon Corporation $514.25 million 2.13 $13.79 million $0.15 143.67
Chemours Company (The) $5.40 billion 1.79 $7.00 million $1.45 35.97

Calgon Carbon Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Chemours Company (The). Chemours Company (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Calgon Carbon Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.7% of Calgon Carbon Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of Chemours Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Calgon Carbon Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Chemours Company (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Calgon Carbon Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Chemours Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Calgon Carbon Corporation pays out 133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Chemours Company (The) pays out 8.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Chemours Company (The) beats Calgon Carbon Corporation on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Calgon Carbon Corporation Company Profile

Calgon Carbon Corporation is a manufacturer of activated carbon, with capabilities in ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection. The Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a range of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. The Company operates through four segments: Activated Carbon and Service, Equipment, Consumer and Other. The Company’s products and services are designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water, and air. The Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a range of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. The Company operates in the United States, Europe, Japan, Africa, Canada, China, India, Latin America, and in other parts of Asia.

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.

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