Calgon Carbon (NYSE: CCC) and PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.5% of Calgon Carbon shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of PQ Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Calgon Carbon shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Calgon Carbon and PQ Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
||Earnings Per Share
Calgon Carbon has higher earnings, but lower revenue than PQ Group. Calgon Carbon is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PQ Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Calgon Carbon pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. PQ Group does not pay a dividend. Calgon Carbon pays out 166.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Calgon Carbon and PQ Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
||Strong Buy Ratings
Calgon Carbon presently has a consensus target price of $19.63, indicating a potential downside of 8.51%. PQ Group has a consensus target price of $19.75, indicating a potential upside of 21.69%. Given PQ Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PQ Group is more favorable than Calgon Carbon.
This table compares Calgon Carbon and PQ Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
||Return on Equity
||Return on Assets
Calgon Carbon beats PQ Group on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Calgon Carbon Company Profile
Calgon Carbon Corporation is a manufacturer of activated carbon, with capabilities in ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection. The Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a range of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. The Company operates through four segments: Activated Carbon and Service, Equipment, Consumer and Other. The Company’s products and services are designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water, and air. The Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a range of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. The Company operates in the United States, Europe, Japan, Africa, Canada, China, India, Latin America, and in other parts of Asia.
PQ Group Company Profile
PQ Group Holdings Inc is a global provider of catalysts, specialty materials, chemicals and services that enable environmental improvements. The Company’s products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with fuel efficiency. The Company has developed zeolite-based catalysts to reduce pollutants in diesel engines. The Company’s segments include environmental catalysts and services, and performance materials and chemicals. Environmental catalysts and services segment has three product groups, including silica catalysts, zeolite catalysts, and refining services. Silica catalysts product group sells both the finished catalyst and catalysts supports, for the production of high-density polyethylene (HDPE).zeolite catalysts product group is a supplier of emissions control catalysts as well as a supplier of specialty catalysts, precursors, and formulations. Performance materials and chemicals segment has two product groups, including performance materials and performance chemicals.
Receive News & Ratings for Calgon Carbon Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Calgon Carbon Corporation and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.