Fairmount Santrol Holdings (FMSA) and Its Competitors Head to Head Survey

Fairmount Santrol Holdings (NYSE: FMSA) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Fairmount Santrol Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.8% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fairmount Santrol Holdings $681.12 million $84.28 million -19.75
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors $2.00 billion $268.99 million -23.21

Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Fairmount Santrol Holdings. Fairmount Santrol Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fairmount Santrol Holdings 2 8 9 0 2.37
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors 400 2064 2924 114 2.50

Fairmount Santrol Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $6.79, suggesting a potential upside of 71.84%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 25.07%. Given Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Fairmount Santrol Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Fairmount Santrol Holdings has a beta of 2.12, suggesting that its stock price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.60, suggesting that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fairmount Santrol Holdings -6.11% -24.37% -3.68%
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors -16.24% -9.60% -5.06%

Summary

Fairmount Santrol Holdings peers beat Fairmount Santrol Holdings on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Fairmount Santrol Holdings

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Proppant Solutions, and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. Its Proppant Solutions segment provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the United States and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, northern Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Its I&R segment provides raw, coated, and custom blended sands to the foundry, building products, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries in North America. Its asset base includes approximately 800 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves. As of March 2017, the Company had 10 sand processing facilities with 16.8 million tons of annual sand processing capacity. Its coating facilities include operations in Mexico, Denmark and China, through which it serves international oil and gas markets.

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