Terravia (TVIAQ) and OMNOVA Solutions (OMN) Financial Survey

Terravia (OTCMKTS: TVIAQ) and OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Terravia and OMNOVA Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Terravia N/A N/A N/A
OMNOVA Solutions -0.78% 22.71% 3.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Terravia and OMNOVA Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Terravia 0 1 0 0 2.00
OMNOVA Solutions 0 1 2 0 2.67

Terravia presently has a consensus price target of $1.50, suggesting a potential upside of 57,592.31%. OMNOVA Solutions has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.00%. Given Terravia’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Terravia is more favorable than OMNOVA Solutions.

Volatility & Risk

Terravia has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OMNOVA Solutions has a beta of 2.17, indicating that its share price is 117% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Terravia and OMNOVA Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Terravia $18.48 million 0.02 -$101.55 million ($1.14) 0.00
OMNOVA Solutions $759.90 million 0.59 -$400,000.00 ($0.13) -76.92

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Terravia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of OMNOVA Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Terravia shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of OMNOVA Solutions shares are owned by insiders. 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.

Summary

OMNOVA Solutions beats Terravia on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Terravia Company Profile

Solazyme, Inc. creates renewable oils and bioproducts. The Company’s technology uses microalgae in an industrial fermentation process to transform a range of plant-based sugars into triglyceride oils and other bioproducts. The Company offers Algenist, a skin and personal care product available at Sephora S.A. and its affiliates, QVC, Inc., SpaceNK Limited, select Nordstrom stores and ULTA Beauty. It offers intermediates/ingredients, such as Tailored oils, powdered oils, and other closely related products targeted at customers in the industrial products, food products and personal care products markets. The Company’s commercial focus is to sell oils, encapsulated oils and whole algal powdered products to companies that use them as intermediates and ingredients.

OMNOVA Solutions Company Profile

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and engineered surfaces for commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The Company’s segments include Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. The Performance Chemicals segment produces a range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals based on styrene butadiene, styrene butadiene acrylonitrile, styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene, polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, fluorochemical and bio-based chemistries. The Engineered Surfaces segment develops, designs, produces and markets a line of functional and decorative surfacing products, including coated fabrics, vinyl, paper, and specialty laminates and industrial films. The Performance Chemicals segment includes two product lines: Performance Materials and Specialty Chemicals, and the Engineered Surfaces segment includes two product lines: Coated Fabrics, and Laminates and Performance Films.

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