Comparing Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (SHI) and The Competition

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE: SHI) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Plastics materials & resins” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical 0 2 1 0 2.33
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors 42 359 660 22 2.61

As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies have a potential upside of 17.72%. Given Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical $11.72 billion $909.19 million 7.69
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors $9.05 billion $413.23 million 17.14

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical pays an annual dividend of $3.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical pays out 39.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 30.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical 6.51% 22.93% 16.55%
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors 6.60% 23.59% 8.10%

Risk and Volatility

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical’s competitors have a beta of -2.66, indicating that their average share price is 366% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.4% of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.9% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical competitors beat Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Profile

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited (Shanghai Petrochemical) is a petrochemical company. The Company and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in processing crude oil into synthetic fibers, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemicals and petroleum products. The Company operates in five operating segments. The synthetic fibres segment produces polyester and acrylic fibers, which are used in the textile and apparel industries. The resins and plastics segment produces polyester chips, polyethylene resins and films, polypropylene resins and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) granules. The intermediate petrochemicals segment produces p-xylene, benzene and ethylene oxide. The petroleum products segment is equipped with crude oil distillation facilities used to produce vacuum and atmospheric gas oils used as feedstock of the Company’s downstream processing facilities. The trading of petrochemical products segment is engaged in importing and exporting of petrochemical products.

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