PQ Group (PQG) versus The Competition Head to Head Contrast

PQ Group (NYSE: PQG) is one of 33 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare PQ Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.


This table compares PQ Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PQ Group N/A N/A N/A
PQ Group Competitors -29.48% 24.25% 5.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PQ Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PQ Group 0 3 7 0 2.70
PQ Group Competitors 121 865 1265 37 2.53

PQ Group presently has a consensus target price of $19.75, suggesting a potential upside of 16.93%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 7.11%. Given PQ Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PQ Group is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.3% of PQ Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PQ Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PQ Group $1.06 billion -$79.74 million N/A
PQ Group Competitors $4.01 billion $340.26 million 143.95

PQ Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than PQ Group.


PQ Group peers beat PQ Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About PQ Group

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.

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