Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) and Green Earth Technologies (OTCMKTS:GETG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Ashland Global and Green Earth Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ashland Global 3.05% 6.71% 2.74%
Green Earth Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Ashland Global and Green Earth Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ashland Global 0 2 9 0 2.82
Green Earth Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ashland Global presently has a consensus price target of $92.67, suggesting a potential upside of 14.30%. Given Ashland Global’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Ashland Global is more favorable than Green Earth Technologies.

Dividends

Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Green Earth Technologies does not pay a dividend. Ashland Global pays out 27.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.0% of Ashland Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Ashland Global shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of Green Earth Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ashland Global and Green Earth Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ashland Global $3.74 billion 1.32 $114.00 million $3.58 22.06
Green Earth Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ashland Global has higher revenue and earnings than Green Earth Technologies.

Volatility and Risk

Ashland Global has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Green Earth Technologies has a beta of -1.08, suggesting that its stock price is 208% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Ashland Global beats Green Earth Technologies on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ashland Global Company Profile

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. provides specialty chemical solutions worldwide. Its Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones, and acrylic polymers, as well as polyester and polyurethane-based adhesives. This segment offers its solutions for pharmaceutical companies; makers of personal care products, food, and beverages; manufacturers of paint, coatings, and construction materials; makers of nutraceuticals and supplements; packaging and converting markets; and oilfield service companies. The company's Composites segment manufactures and sells a range of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gelcoats, and low-profile additives for the reinforced plastics industry; and molten maleic anhydride for the manufacture of various products, such as unsaturated polyester resins, copolymers, lubricating oil additives, alkenyl succinic anhydrides, malic acid, fumaric acid, and derivative chemicals. This segment serves manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; industrial product specifiers and manufacturers; wind blade and pipe manufacturers; automotive and truck OEM suppliers; boat builders; chemical producers; and electronics makers. Its Intermediates and Solvents segment produces 1,4 butanediol and related derivatives, including tetrahydrofuran and n-methylpyrrolidone that are used as chemical intermediates in the production of engineering polymers and polyurethanes, as well as specialty process solvents used in electronics, pharmaceuticals, water filtration membranes, and others. The company was formerly known as Ashland Inc. and changed its name to Ashland Global Holdings Inc. in September 2016. Ashland Global Holdings Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

Green Earth Technologies Company Profile

Green Earth Technologies, Inc. creates, develops, markets, sells, and distributes bio-based performance and cleaning products to the oil and gas well service, automotive aftermarket, outdoor power equipment, and marine markets worldwide. The company offers well services products, including well stimulation, sump remediation, and surface washing agents, as well as storage tank, oil field rig, and equipment cleaners; and performance products, such as motor oils, racing oils, engine oils, fuel stabilizers, and other lubricants. It also provides outdoor power equipment and cleaning chemicals comprising pressure washer equipment, multipurpose-multi surface cleaner, foam and oxy foam blaster, and grill and surface cleaner, as well as concrete cleaner and degreaser, siding and all purpose cleaner, and mold and mildew stain remover; and automotive appearance products consisting of car wash, wheel cleaner and brake dust shield, tire shine, glass cleaner, interior protectant, and rain repellent and anti-fog products. The company sells its products under the G-CLEAN, Well Wake-UP, G-OIL, and G-MARINE brands. It sells its products directly, as well as through distribution agreements with wholesalers, contractual arrangements with independent sales and marketing professionals, and the Internet. The company serves home centers, mass retail outlets, automotive stores, and equipment manufacturers. Green Earth Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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