Oil-Dri Co. Of America (ODC) and Jason Industries (JASN) Financial Review

Oil-Dri Co. Of America (NYSE: ODC) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares Oil-Dri Co. Of America and Jason Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oil-Dri Co. Of America 2.44% 9.20% 5.53%
Jason Industries -0.48% -1.21% 0.10%

Risk & Volatility

Oil-Dri Co. Of America has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jason Industries has a beta of -0.05, suggesting that its share price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Oil-Dri Co. Of America and Jason Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oil-Dri Co. Of America 0 0 0 0 N/A
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Jason Industries has a consensus target price of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 43.31%. Given Jason Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Oil-Dri Co. Of America.

Dividends

Oil-Dri Co. Of America pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Jason Industries does not pay a dividend. Oil-Dri Co. Of America has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.0% of Oil-Dri Co. Of America shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.2% of Jason Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Oil-Dri Co. Of America shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are owned by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oil-Dri Co. Of America and Jason Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oil-Dri Co. Of America $262.31 million 1.11 $10.79 million N/A N/A
Jason Industries $648.62 million 0.13 -$4.47 million $0.01 314.00

Oil-Dri Co. Of America has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Jason Industries.

Summary

Oil-Dri Co. Of America beats Jason Industries on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oil-Dri Co. Of America Company Profile

Oil-Dri Corporation of America develops, manufactures, and markets sorbent products in the United States and internationally. It provides agricultural and horticultural products, including functional granules and powders for crop protection chemical carriers, drying agents, and growing media under the Agsorb, Verge, Flo-Fre, and Terra-Green brand names. The company also offers animal health and nutrition products, such as animal feed pellet binders for the livestock and aquaculture industries under the Amlan, Calibrin, ConditionAde, Pel-Unite, and Pel-Unite Plus brand names; and sports products for use on baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields under the Pro's Choice brand name. In addition, it provides bleaching clay and purification aid products for bleaching, purification, and filtration applications under the Pure-Flo, Perform, Select, and Ultra-Clear brand names; cat litter products, including scoopable and non-clumping litters under the Cat's Pride and Jonny Cat brand names; and industrial and automotive sorbent products from clay, polypropylene, and recycled cotton materials to absorb oil, grease, water, and other types of spills under the Oil-Dri brand name. The company's customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, pet specialty retail outlets, dollar stores, retail grocery stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies, and sports field product users; processors and refiners of edible oils, petroleum-based oils, and biodiesel fuel; manufacturers of animal feed and agricultural chemicals; distributors of animal health and nutrition products; and marketers of consumer products. Oil-Dri Corporation of America was founded in 1941 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Jason Industries Company Profile

Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class results and collective strength. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries.

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