OM Group (OMG) and OCI Partners (OCIP) Financial Survey

OM Group (NYSE: OMG) and OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares OM Group and OCI Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OM Group N/A N/A N/A ($6.13) N/A
OCI Partners $258.23 million 2.93 -$50.55 million ($0.06) -145.00

OM Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than OCI Partners. OCI Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than OM Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

OCI Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. OM Group does not pay a dividend. OCI Partners pays out -533.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.0% of OCI Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares OM Group and OCI Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OM Group 3.68% 4.22% 2.58%
OCI Partners -1.79% -3.70% -0.86%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for OM Group and OCI Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OM Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
OCI Partners 0 1 0 0 2.00

OCI Partners has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential downside of 19.54%.

Summary

OCI Partners beats OM Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About OM Group

OM Group, Inc. is a United States-based industrial company. The Company is engaged in serving global markets, including automotive systems, electronic devices, aerospace and defense, industrial and medical. It operates in three business segments: Magnetic Technologies, Battery Technologies and Specialty Chemicals. Its Magnetic Technologies segment develops, manufactures and distributes industrial-use magnetic materials and related products to an array of end markets, including automotive systems, electrical installation technology, industrial, retail and renewable energy. The Company’s Battery Technologies segment provides batteries, battery management systems, and energetic devices for defense, space and medical markets. The Company’s Specialty Chemicals segment develops, produces and supplies chemicals for electronic applications, industrial applications including coatings, composites and tire, and photomasks used by customers to produce semiconductors and related products.

About OCI Partners

OCI Partners LP owns and operates an integrated methanol and ammonia production facility that is located on the Texas Gulf Coast near Beaumont. The Company has an annual methanol production capacity of approximately 912,500 metric tons and an annual ammonia production capacity of approximately 331,000 metric tons. It purchases natural gas from third parties and processes the natural gas into synthesis gas, which it then further processes in the production of methanol and ammonia. It stores and sells the processed methanol and ammonia to industrial and commercial customers for further processing or distribution. Its methanol production unit comprises Foster-Wheeler-designed twin steam methane reformers for synthesis gas production, over two Lurgi-designed parallel low-pressure, water-cooled reactors and approximately four distillation columns. The Haldor-Topsoe-designed ammonia synthesis loop at its facility processes hydrogen produced by methanol production process.

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