OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare OMNOVA Solutions to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OMNOVA Solutions -1.19% 18.52% 2.97%
OMNOVA Solutions Competitors -2.31% 9.09% 4.11%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.0% of OMNOVA Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of OMNOVA Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
OMNOVA Solutions $778.50 million $82.20 million -42.86
OMNOVA Solutions Competitors $1.95 billion $301.80 million 16.72

OMNOVA Solutions’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than OMNOVA Solutions. OMNOVA Solutions 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 summary of recent ratings and price targets for OMNOVA Solutions and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OMNOVA Solutions 0 1 2 0 2.67
OMNOVA Solutions Competitors 255 1208 1321 33 2.40

OMNOVA Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 33.33%. As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 2.68%. Given OMNOVA Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe OMNOVA Solutions is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

OMNOVA Solutions has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its stock price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OMNOVA Solutions’ peers have a beta of 1.58, indicating that their average stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.


OMNOVA Solutions beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

OMNOVA Solutions Company Profile

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and engineered surfaces for commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The Company’s segments include Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. The Performance Chemicals segment produces a range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals based on styrene butadiene, styrene butadiene acrylonitrile, styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene, polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, fluorochemical and bio-based chemistries. The Engineered Surfaces segment develops, designs, produces and markets a line of functional and decorative surfacing products, including coated fabrics, vinyl, paper, and specialty laminates and industrial films. The Performance Chemicals segment includes two product lines: Performance Materials and Specialty Chemicals, and the Engineered Surfaces segment includes two product lines: Coated Fabrics, and Laminates and Performance Films.

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