Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) is one of 47 public companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Chemtura to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.1% of Chemtura shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.1% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Chemtura 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chemtura 5.71% 9.00% 4.02%
Chemtura Competitors -657.15% -4.98% -0.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Chemtura and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chemtura 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chemtura Competitors 177 1059 1329 26 2.46

As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 3.41%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Chemtura and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Chemtura N/A N/A N/A
Chemtura Competitors $1.91 billion $115.75 million 247.14

Chemtura’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Chemtura. Chemtura 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.

Summary

Chemtura beats its competitors on 4 of the 7 factors compared.

About Chemtura

Chemtura Corporation is a chemical company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of engineered industrial specialty chemicals. The Company’s products are sold to industrial manufacturing customers for use as additives, ingredients or intermediates. The Company’s segments are Industrial Performance Products and Industrial Engineered Products. The Industrial Performance Products segment manufactures and markets lubricant additive components, synthetic lubricant base-stocks, synthetic finished fluids, calcium sulfonate specialty greases and phosphate and polyester based fluids, and is also engaged in the development and production of hot cast elastomer pre-polymers. The Industrial Engineered Products segment develops and manufactures bromine and bromine-based products and organometallic compounds. The Company operates in a range of industries, including automotive, building and construction, electronics, lubricants, packaging and transportation.

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