Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) is one of 35 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Olin Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.


Olin Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Olin Corporation pays out 320.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 55.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Olin Corporation has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Olin Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.16, indicating that their average stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.6% of Olin Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Olin Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Olin Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Olin Corporation 0.72% 5.80% 1.51%
Olin Corporation Competitors -27.82% 24.34% 5.43%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Olin Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Olin Corporation $5.93 billion $842.90 million 124.32
Olin Corporation Competitors $4.37 billion $978.27 million 28.76

Olin Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Olin Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Olin Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Olin Corporation 0 2 4 0 2.67
Olin Corporation Competitors 188 995 1266 55 2.47

Olin Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $35.80, suggesting a potential upside of 15.19%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 1.30%. Given Olin Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Olin Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.


Olin Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Olin Corporation

Olin Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of chemical products, and ammunition. The Company operates through three segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls, Epoxy and Winchester. The Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls segment manufactures and sells chlorine and caustic soda, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomer, methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene and vinylidene chloride, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products and potassium hydroxide. The Epoxy segment produces and sells a range of epoxy materials, including allyl chloride, epichlorohydrin, liquid epoxy resins and downstream products, such as converted epoxy resins and additives. The Winchester segment produces and sells sporting ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges.

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