DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is one of 113 public companies in the “CHEMICALS” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare DowDuPont to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.
This table compares DowDuPont and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
DowDuPont pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. DowDuPont pays out 96.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “CHEMICALS” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
DowDuPont has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DowDuPont’s competitors have a beta of 0.91, suggesting that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for DowDuPont and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
DowDuPont presently has a consensus price target of $80.26, suggesting a potential upside of 27.28%. As a group, “CHEMICALS” companies have a potential upside of 14.94%. Given DowDuPont’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe DowDuPont is more favorable than its competitors.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
70.4% of DowDuPont shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of shares of all “CHEMICALS” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of DowDuPont shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of shares of all “CHEMICALS” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares DowDuPont and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|DowDuPont||$62.48 billion||$1.46 billion||40.17|
|DowDuPont Competitors||$5.72 billion||$429.74 million||12.08|
DowDuPont has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. DowDuPont is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
DowDuPont beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
DowDuPont Inc. is a holding company formed through the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). The Company’s business divisions include Agriculture division, Material Science division, and a Specialty Products division. The Agriculture Division offers a complete portfolio of products and technologies, traits and crop protection. The Materials Science Division provides solutions, such as packaging, transportation, infrastructure and customer care. The Specialty Products division provides solution for industrial, safety, energy, food, nutrition, construction, electronics and consumer goods industries. The company provides solutions to a range of markets, including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, military, printing, renewable energy, semiconductors, child nutrition, dietary supplements, carpet and apparel, fertilizer, and oil and gas/energy.
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