AdvanSix (NASDAQ: ASIX) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AdvanSix to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations 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 7.13% 40.03% 11.07%
AdvanSix Competitors -3.21% 14.74% 3.53%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AdvanSix and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvanSix N/A N/A 31.61
AdvanSix Competitors $2.09 billion $131.16 million 264.88

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets 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 165 1026 1281 24 2.47

AdvanSix currently has a consensus price target of $46.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.05%. As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 5.79%. Given AdvanSix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe AdvanSix is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.2% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AdvanSix beats its rivals on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About AdvanSix

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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