SunCoke Energy (NYSE: SXC) and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ:SYNL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.2% of SunCoke Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.6% of Synalloy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of SunCoke Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of Synalloy Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares SunCoke Energy and Synalloy Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SunCoke Energy||$1.25 billion||0.48||$226.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|Synalloy Corporation||$161.06 million||0.74||$7.35 million||($0.29)||-47.24|
SunCoke Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Synalloy Corporation.
Volatility & Risk
SunCoke Energy has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synalloy Corporation has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares SunCoke Energy and Synalloy Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for SunCoke Energy and Synalloy Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
SunCoke Energy presently has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.27%. Given SunCoke Energy’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe SunCoke Energy is more favorable than Synalloy Corporation.
SunCoke Energy beats Synalloy Corporation on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
SunCoke Energy Company Profile
SunCoke Energy, Inc. is a producer of coke in the Americas. The Company’s segments include Domestic Coke, Brazil Coke, Coal Logistics, and Corporate and Other. The Domestic Coke segment consists of its Jewell Coke Company, L.P. (Jewell), Indiana Harbor Coke Company (Indiana Harbor), Haverhill Coke Company LLC (Haverhill), Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City) and Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown) cokemaking and heat recovery operations. The Brazil Coke segment consists of its operations in Vitoria, Brazil, where the Company operate a cokemaking facility, ArcelorMittal Brasil S.A. The Coal Logistics segment consists of its Convent Marine Terminal (CMT), Kanawha River Terminals, LLC (KRT), SunCoke Lake Terminal, LLC (Lake Terminal) and Dismal River Terminal, LLC (DRT) coal handling and/or mixing service operations. It designs, develops, builds, owns and operates five cokemaking facilities in the United States, as of December 31, 2016.
Synalloy Corporation Company Profile
Synalloy Corporation is a chemical manufacturing company. The Company operates through two segments: the Metals Segment and the Specialty Chemicals Segment. The Company’s Metals Segment comprises three subsidiaries: Synalloy Metals, Inc., which owns Bristol Metals, LLC (BRISMET), located in Bristol, Tennessee; Palmer of Texas Tanks, Inc. (Palmer), located in Andrews, Texas; and Specialty Pipe & Tube, Inc. (Specialty), located in Mineral Ridge, Ohio and Houston, Texas. The Company’s Metals Segment manufactures stainless steel, other alloy pipe, storage solutions and separation equipment. The Company’s Specialty Chemicals segment consists of the Company’s subsidiary, Manufacturers Soap and Chemical Company (MS&C). The Specialty Chemicals Segment manufactures lubricants, surfactants, reaction intermediaries, sulfated fats and oils, and chemical tolling manufacturing resources.
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