Trecora Resources (NYSE: TREC) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Trecora Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trecora Resources 0.97% 3.94% 2.23%
Trecora Resources Competitors -27.79% 24.43% 5.42%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Trecora Resources and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Trecora Resources $229.00 million $26.34 million 142.79
Trecora Resources Competitors $4.37 billion $978.27 million 29.06

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

Risk & Volatility

Trecora Resources has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trecora Resources’ peers have a beta of 1.16, indicating that their average share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.6% of Trecora Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Trecora Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Trecora Resources and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trecora Resources 0 0 3 0 3.00
Trecora Resources Competitors 188 995 1266 55 2.47

Trecora Resources presently has a consensus price target of $15.67, suggesting a potential upside of 21.92%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 1.29%. Given Trecora Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Trecora Resources is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Trecora Resources peers beat Trecora Resources on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Trecora Resources Company Profile

Trecora Resources (TREC) is a provider of high-purity specialty hydrocarbons and waxes. TREC owns and operates a facility located in southeast Texas, just north of Beaumont, which specializes in high-purity hydrocarbons and other petrochemical manufacturing. The Company operates through two segments: specialty petrochemical products and specialty synthetic waxes. The specialty petrochemical products segment operates through South Hampton Resources, Inc. (SHR). The specialty synthetic wax segment operates through Trecora Chemical, Inc. (TC). SHR owns and operates a specialty petrochemical facility that produces hydrocarbons and other petroleum-based products, including isopentane, normal pentane, isohexane and hexane. TC produces specialty polyethylene and poly alpha olefin waxes, and provides custom processing services. In addition, the Company is the 33.4% owner of Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co., a Saudi Arabian joint stock company.

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