NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) is one of 35 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare NewMarket Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for NewMarket Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NewMarket Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
NewMarket Corporation Competitors 188 995 1269 55 2.48

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 0.12%. Given NewMarket Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NewMarket Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NewMarket Corporation 11.57% 46.94% 16.19%
NewMarket Corporation Competitors -27.97% 23.83% 5.35%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.3% of NewMarket Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.8% of NewMarket Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NewMarket Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
NewMarket Corporation $2.11 billion $402.53 million 20.70
NewMarket Corporation Competitors $4.37 billion $978.27 million 29.65

NewMarket Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than NewMarket Corporation. NewMarket Corporation 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.

Risk & Volatility

NewMarket Corporation has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NewMarket Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.16, indicating that their average share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

NewMarket Corporation pays an annual dividend of $7.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. NewMarket Corporation pays out 34.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 55.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. NewMarket Corporation has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

NewMarket Corporation rivals beat NewMarket Corporation on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

NewMarket Corporation Company Profile

NewMarket Corporation is a holding company. The Company is the parent company of Afton Chemical Corporation (Afton), Ethyl Corporation (Ethyl), NewMarket Services Corporation (NewMarket Services), and NewMarket Development Corporation (NewMarket Development). The Company operates through petroleum additives segment, which is primarily represented by Afton. The Company manufactures chemical components that are selected to perform one or more specific functions and combine those chemicals with other chemicals or components to form additive packages for use in specified end user applications. The petroleum additives product applications include lubricant additives and fuel additives. The Company’s All other category includes the operations of the TEL business, as well as contract manufacturing and services performed by Ethyl. The Ethyl plant facility is located in Houston, Texas. It is involved in terminal operations related to TEL and other fuel additives.

Receive News & Ratings for NewMarket Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for NewMarket Corporation and related companies with Analyst Ratings Network's FREE daily email newsletter.