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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.1% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.4% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cytec Industries and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cytec Industries N/A N/A 42.23
Cytec Industries Competitors $1.91 billion $115.73 million 171.67

Cytec Industries’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cytec Industries. Cytec Industries 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cytec Industries 11.96% 18.60% 8.55%
Cytec Industries Competitors -674.40% 6.46% -0.88%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Cytec Industries and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cytec Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cytec Industries Competitors 162 1004 1287 26 2.47

As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 1.19%. Given Cytec Industries’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cytec Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Cytec Industries rivals beat Cytec Industries on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Cytec Industries

Cytec Industries Inc. is a global specialty materials and chemicals company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. The Company offers aerospace and industrial materials, mining and plastics industries. The Company operates through four segments: Aerospace Materials, Industrial Materials, In Process Separation, and Additive Technologies. The Aerospace Materials segment includes advanced composites, carbon fiber, and structural film adhesives. The Industrial Materials segment includes structural composite materials, which serve automotive, motorsports, recreation, tooling, and other structural materials markets and process materials, which serves aerospace, wind energy, and other process materials markets. The In Process Separation segment includes mining chemicals and phosphines. The Additive Technologies segment includes polymer additives, specialty additives, and formulated resins. The Company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Solvay.

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