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

Risk and Volatility

Ingevity has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingevity’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Ingevity and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingevity 0 0 5 0 3.00
Ingevity Competitors 108 840 1237 36 2.54

Ingevity currently has a consensus price target of $79.20, suggesting a potential upside of 12.24%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 4.19%. Given Ingevity’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Ingevity is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.4% of Ingevity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Ingevity shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ingevity and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingevity $908.30 million $35.20 million 31.78
Ingevity Competitors $4.01 billion $340.26 million 157.76

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

Profitability

This table compares Ingevity and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingevity 9.86% 58.14% 12.09%
Ingevity Competitors -29.50% 24.34% 5.63%

Summary

Ingevity beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Ingevity

Ingevity Corporation is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high performance carbon materials. The Company is also a manufacturer of activated carbon used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Company operates through two segments: Performance Materials and Performance Chemicals. The Performance Materials segment primarily produces automotive carbon products used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Performance Chemicals segment develops, manufactures and sells a range of specialty chemicals primarily derived from co-products of the Kraft pulping process. Its products are used in a range of applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions.

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