JSR CORP/ADR (JSCPY) versus LSB Industries (LXU) Head-To-Head Comparison

JSR CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:JSCPY) and LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

JSR CORP/ADR has a beta of 2.24, indicating that its share price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LSB Industries has a beta of 4.61, indicating that its share price is 361% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares JSR CORP/ADR and LSB Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JSR CORP/ADR 7.37% 7.94% 5.10%
LSB Industries -15.65% -14.79% -5.11%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of JSR CORP/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.4% of LSB Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 22.6% of LSB Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares JSR CORP/ADR and LSB Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JSR CORP/ADR $3.81 billion 0.90 $272.18 million $1.34 11.26
LSB Industries $427.50 million 0.47 -$29.21 million N/A N/A

JSR CORP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than LSB Industries.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for JSR CORP/ADR and LSB Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JSR CORP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
LSB Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

JSR CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. LSB Industries does not pay a dividend. JSR CORP/ADR pays out 32.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

JSR CORP/ADR beats LSB Industries on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

JSR CORP/ADR Company Profile

JSR Corporation provides petrochemical products, and fine chemicals and other products in Japan and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Elastomers Business, Plastics Business, and Fine Chemicals and Other Products Business. The Elastomers Business segment offers general purpose synthetic rubbers, including emulsion polymerization styrene-butadiene (SB), solution polymerization SB, styrene, polybutadiene, and isoprene rubbers; special-purpose synthetic rubbers, such as nitrile, butyl, ethylene propylene, and NV and NE polymer blend rubbers; and thermoplastic elastomers comprising syndiotactic 1,2-polybutadiene, hydrogenated polymers, SB thermoplastic elastomers, styrene-isoprene thermoplastic elastomers, TPE compound products, etc. It also provides emulsion products consisting of paper coating latex, SB latex, acrylic emulsions, asphalt pavement modifiers, etc.; and performance chemicals, including high-functional dispersants, organic/inorganic hybrid coating materials, battery materials, and thermal management materials. The Plastics Business segment offers styrenic resins, such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene plastic and acrylonitrile-ethylene-propylene-styrene plastic products. The Fine Chemicals and Other Products Business segment provides semiconductor materials comprising lithography materials, chemical mechanical planarization materials, and packaging materials; display materials consisting of liquid crystal display and flat panel display materials; and optical materials, including precision and processing business materials. It also offers life sciences materials, such as in-vitro diagnostic and research reagents, and bioprocess materials; and lithium ion capacitors. JSR Corporation has collaboration with Aspect Biosystems to develop human liver tissue. The company was formerly known as Japan Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd. JSR Corporation was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

LSB Industries Company Profile

LSB Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells chemical products for the agricultural, mining, and industrial markets in the United States. It provides nitrogen-based fertilizers, such as ammonia, fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (HDAN), and urea ammonia nitrate for fertilizer and fertilizer blends for corn and other crops, and NPK fertilizer blends applications. The company also offers high purity and commercial grade ammonia, high purity ammonium nitrate, sulfuric acids, mixed nitrating acids, carbon dioxide, and diesel exhaust fluids, as well as concentrated, blended, and regular nitric acids for various applications, including semi-conductor and polyurethane intermediates; pulp and paper, alum, water treatment, metals, and vanadium processing; power plant emissions abatement, water treatment, refrigerants, and metals processing; and exhaust stream additives. In addition, it provides industrial grade ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate solutions, and specialty HDAN solutions for the specialty emulsions for mining, surface mining, quarries, and construction applications. The company sells its products through distributors, as well as directly to end customers. LSB Industries, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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