Trecora Resources (NYSE: TREC) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Trecora Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trecora Resources 0.97% 3.94% 2.23%
Trecora Resources Competitors -29.86% 24.06% 5.26%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Trecora Resources and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trecora Resources 0 0 3 0 3.00
Trecora Resources Competitors 98 751 1134 32 2.55

Trecora Resources presently has a consensus target price of $15.67, indicating a potential upside of 19.14%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 2.98%. Given Trecora Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Trecora Resources is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Trecora Resources $229.00 million $26.34 million 146.13
Trecora Resources Competitors $4.15 billion $892.82 million 34.36

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.6% of Trecora Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Trecora Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Trecora Resources has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trecora Resources’ rivals have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Trecora Resources rivals beat Trecora Resources on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Trecora Resources Company Profile

Trecora Resources (TREC) is a provider of high-purity specialty hydrocarbons and waxes. TREC owns and operates a facility located in southeast Texas, just north of Beaumont, which specializes in high-purity hydrocarbons and other petrochemical manufacturing. The Company operates through two segments: specialty petrochemical products and specialty synthetic waxes. The specialty petrochemical products segment operates through South Hampton Resources, Inc. (SHR). The specialty synthetic wax segment operates through Trecora Chemical, Inc. (TC). SHR owns and operates a specialty petrochemical facility that produces hydrocarbons and other petroleum-based products, including isopentane, normal pentane, isohexane and hexane. TC produces specialty polyethylene and poly alpha olefin waxes, and provides custom processing services. In addition, the Company is the 33.4% owner of Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co., a Saudi Arabian joint stock company.

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