Versum Materials (NYSE: VSM) and Tosoh (OTCMKTS:TOSCF) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.
This table compares Versum Materials and Tosoh’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares Versum Materials and Tosoh’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Versum Materials||$1.13 billion||3.62||$193.00 million||$1.47||25.46|
|Tosoh||$6.87 billion||0.96||$767.19 million||$2.36||8.56|
Tosoh has higher revenue and earnings than Versum Materials. Tosoh is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Versum Materials, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Versum Materials pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Tosoh does not pay a dividend. Versum Materials pays out 13.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
92.1% of Versum Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Versum Materials shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Versum Materials and Tosoh, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Versum Materials currently has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.12%. Given Versum Materials’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Versum Materials is more favorable than Tosoh.
Versum Materials beats Tosoh on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Versum Materials
Versum Materials, Inc. is a provider of solutions to the semiconductor and display industries. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacturing, transportation and handling of specialty materials. Its segments include Materials; Delivery Systems and Services (DS&S), and Corporate. The Materials segment is an integrated provider of specialty materials for the electronics industry, focusing on the integrated circuit and flat-panel display markets. The DS&S segment designs, manufactures, installs, operates, and maintains chemical and gas delivery and distribution systems for specialty gases and chemicals delivered directly to its customers’ manufacturing tools. The Company is engaged in molecular design and synthesis, purification, advanced analytics, formulation development and containers and delivery systems for the handling of high purity materials.
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