Critical Comparison: Cytec Industries (CYT) & Its Rivals

Cytec Industries (NYSE: CYT) is one of 2 public companies in the “Specialty Chemicals – NEC” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cytec Industries to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cytec Industries and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cytec Industries N/A N/A 42.23
Cytec Industries Competitors $883.40 million $81.30 million 31.21

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

Profitability

This table compares Cytec Industries and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cytec Industries 11.96% 18.60% 8.55%
Cytec Industries Competitors 9.71% 16.83% 8.47%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cytec Industries and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cytec Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cytec Industries Competitors 5 42 47 0 2.45

As a group, “Specialty Chemicals – NEC” companies have a potential downside of 11.08%. Given Cytec Industries’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cytec Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.2% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals – NEC” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals – NEC” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

About Cytec Industries

Cytec Industries Inc. is a global specialty materials and chemicals company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. The Company offers aerospace and industrial materials, mining and plastics industries. The Company operates through four segments: Aerospace Materials, Industrial Materials, In Process Separation, and Additive Technologies. The Aerospace Materials segment includes advanced composites, carbon fiber, and structural film adhesives. The Industrial Materials segment includes structural composite materials, which serve automotive, motorsports, recreation, tooling, and other structural materials markets and process materials, which serves aerospace, wind energy, and other process materials markets. The In Process Separation segment includes mining chemicals and phosphines. The Additive Technologies segment includes polymer additives, specialty additives, and formulated resins. The Company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Solvay.

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