Head to Head Review: Chemtura (NYSE:CHMT) vs. The Competition

Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Chemtura to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chemtura 5.71% 9.00% 4.02%
Chemtura Competitors -640.91% -4.54% -0.06%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Chemtura and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Chemtura N/A N/A N/A
Chemtura Competitors $1.91 billion $115.73 million 242.60

Chemtura’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Chemtura. Chemtura is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Chemtura and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chemtura 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chemtura Competitors 200 1110 1378 27 2.45

As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 1.32%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.1% of Chemtura shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.0% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Chemtura shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned 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.

Summary

Chemtura beats its peers on 4 of the 7 factors compared.

Chemtura Company Profile

Chemtura Corporation is a chemical company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of engineered industrial specialty chemicals. The Company’s products are sold to industrial manufacturing customers for use as additives, ingredients or intermediates. The Company’s segments are Industrial Performance Products and Industrial Engineered Products. The Industrial Performance Products segment manufactures and markets lubricant additive components, synthetic lubricant base-stocks, synthetic finished fluids, calcium sulfonate specialty greases and phosphate and polyester based fluids, and is also engaged in the development and production of hot cast elastomer pre-polymers. The Industrial Engineered Products segment develops and manufactures bromine and bromine-based products and organometallic compounds. The Company operates in a range of industries, including automotive, building and construction, electronics, lubricants, packaging and transportation.

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