Contrasting Dmc Global (BOOM) and ACCO Brands (ACCO)

Dmc Global (NASDAQ: BOOM) and ACCO Brands (NYSE:ACCO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

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This table compares Dmc Global and ACCO Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dmc Global -9.78% 1.95% 1.27%
ACCO Brands 6.76% 17.97% 4.68%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dmc Global and ACCO Brands’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dmc Global $192.80 million 2.04 -$18.85 million ($1.31) -20.11
ACCO Brands $1.95 billion 0.67 $131.70 million $1.20 10.23

ACCO Brands has higher revenue and earnings than Dmc Global. Dmc Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ACCO Brands, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.5% of Dmc Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.9% of ACCO Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of Dmc Global shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of ACCO Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Dmc Global has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ACCO Brands has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Dmc Global and ACCO Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dmc Global 0 0 1 0 3.00
ACCO Brands 0 1 1 0 2.50

Dmc Global presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential downside of 16.51%. ACCO Brands has a consensus target price of $15.50, indicating a potential upside of 26.32%. Given ACCO Brands’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ACCO Brands is more favorable than Dmc Global.

Dividends

Dmc Global pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. ACCO Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Dmc Global pays out -6.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ACCO Brands pays out 20.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Summary

ACCO Brands beats Dmc Global on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dmc Global Company Profile

DMC Global Inc., formerly Dynamic Materials Corporation, is a diversified technology company. The Company operates a family of technical product and process businesses serving the energy, industrial and infrastructure markets. The Company’s businesses operate through an international network of manufacturing, distribution and sales facilities. The Company’s segments are NobelClad and DynaEnergetics. The NobelClad segment is engaged in the production of explosion-welded clad metal plates for use in the construction of corrosion resistant industrial processing equipment and specialized transition joints. The DynaEnergetics segment manufactures, markets and sells oilfield perforating equipment and explosives, including detonating cords, detonators, bi-directional boosters and shaped charges, and seismic related explosives and accessories. It owns explosive metalworking and metallic processes, and registered trademarks, including Detaclad, Detacouple, EFTEK, ETJ 2000 and NOBELCLAD.

ACCO Brands Company Profile

ACCO Brands Corporation is engaged in designing, marketing and manufacturing of branded business, academic and selected consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: ACCO Brands North America, ACCO Brands International and Computer Products Group. The Company’s brands include Artline, AT-A-GLANCE, Derwent, Esselte, Five Star, GBC, Hilroy, Kensington, Leitz, Marbig, Mead, NOBO, Quartet, Rapid, Rexel, Swingline, Tilibra and Wilson Jones. The Company’s ACCO Brands North America and ACCO Brands International design, market, source, manufacture and sell traditional office products, academic supplies and calendar products. ACCO Brands North America consists of the United States and Canada, and ACCO Brands International consists of the rest of the world, primarily Northern Europe, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. Its Computer Products Group designs, sources, distributes, markets and sells accessories for laptop and desktop computers and tablets.

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