Ingevity (NGVT) & Calgon Carbon (CCC) Financial Survey

Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT) and Calgon Carbon (NYSE:CCC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ingevity and Calgon Carbon’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingevity $908.30 million 3.39 $35.20 million $2.24 32.66
Calgon Carbon $514.25 million 2.11 $13.79 million $0.11 194.09

Ingevity has higher revenue and earnings than Calgon Carbon. Ingevity is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Calgon Carbon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Calgon Carbon pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Ingevity does not pay a dividend. Calgon Carbon pays out 181.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.1% of Ingevity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.5% of Calgon Carbon shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Ingevity shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Calgon Carbon shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ingevity and Calgon Carbon, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingevity 0 0 5 0 3.00
Calgon Carbon 1 3 0 0 1.75

Ingevity presently has a consensus target price of $79.20, suggesting a potential upside of 8.26%. Calgon Carbon has a consensus target price of $19.63, suggesting a potential downside of 8.08%. Given Ingevity’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Ingevity is more favorable than Calgon Carbon.

Profitability

This table compares Ingevity and Calgon Carbon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingevity 9.86% 58.14% 12.09%
Calgon Carbon 0.97% 5.65% 2.75%

Summary

Ingevity beats Calgon Carbon on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ingevity

Ingevity Corporation is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high performance carbon materials. The Company is also a manufacturer of activated carbon used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Company operates through two segments: Performance Materials and Performance Chemicals. The Performance Materials segment primarily produces automotive carbon products used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Performance Chemicals segment develops, manufactures and sells a range of specialty chemicals primarily derived from co-products of the Kraft pulping process. Its products are used in a range of applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions.

About Calgon Carbon

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.

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