AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) is one of 46 public companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AdvanSix to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares AdvanSix and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvanSix 5.80% 29.70% 9.04%
AdvanSix Competitors -6.61% 0.44% 3.76%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.7% of AdvanSix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of AdvanSix shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for AdvanSix and its rivals, 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 171 1054 1312 24 2.46

AdvanSix presently has a consensus price target of $46.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.00%. As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 1.35%. Given AdvanSix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe AdvanSix is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AdvanSix and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvanSix $1.19 billion $34.14 million 27.04
AdvanSix Competitors $1.91 billion $115.75 million 243.62

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

Summary

AdvanSix beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 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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