China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ: CXDC) is one of 32 public companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare China XD Plastics Company Limited to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.4% of China XD Plastics Company Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 66.3% of China XD Plastics Company Limited shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for China XD Plastics Company Limited and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China XD Plastics Company Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
China XD Plastics Company Limited Competitors 143 885 1418 37 2.54

As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 0.31%. Given China XD Plastics Company Limited’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe China XD Plastics Company Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares China XD Plastics Company Limited and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China XD Plastics Company Limited 7.52% 16.31% 5.16%
China XD Plastics Company Limited Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Volatility & Risk

China XD Plastics Company Limited has a beta of 2.53, meaning that its stock price is 153% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China XD Plastics Company Limited’s peers have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares China XD Plastics Company Limited and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
China XD Plastics Company Limited $1.26 billion $201.53 million 3.38
China XD Plastics Company Limited Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.69

China XD Plastics Company Limited’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than China XD Plastics Company Limited. China XD Plastics Company Limited 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.

About China XD Plastics Company Limited

China XD Plastics Company Limited (China XD) is a specialty chemical company. The Company is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and sale of modified plastics for automotive applications in China and to a lesser extent, in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Company operates in the modified plastics segment. Through its subsidiaries, Heilongjiang Xinda Enterprise Group Company Limited (HLJ Xinda Group) and AL Composites Materials FZE (Dubai Composites), the Company manufactures and sells polymer composite materials (including modified plastics), for automotive applications. The Company’s products categories include Modified Polypropylene (PP), Modified Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Modified Polyamide 66 (PA66), Modified Polyamide 6 (PA6), Modified Polyoxymethylenes (POM), Modified Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO), Plastic Alloy, Modified Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS), Modified Polyimide (PI), Modified Polylactic Acid (PLA) and Poly Ether Ether Ketone (PEEK).

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