Innophos Holdings (NASDAQ: IPHS) is one of 34 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Innophos Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Innophos Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Innophos Holdings 0 0 1 0 3.00
Innophos Holdings Competitors 100 759 1140 32 2.54

Innophos Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $56.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.43%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 3.11%. Given Innophos Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Innophos Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Innophos Holdings has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Innophos Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Innophos Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Innophos Holdings 6.46% 13.79% 7.51%
Innophos Holdings Competitors -28.48% 24.07% 5.37%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Innophos Holdings and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Innophos Holdings $698.91 million $116.47 million 21.65
Innophos Holdings Competitors $4.15 billion $892.82 million 33.93

Innophos Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Innophos Holdings. Innophos Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.3% of Innophos Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Innophos Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned 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.

Dividends

Innophos Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Innophos Holdings pays out 84.2% 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 1.8% and pay out 62.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Innophos Holdings competitors beat Innophos Holdings on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Innophos Holdings

Innophos Holdings, Inc. is a producer of nutritional specialty ingredients with applications in food, beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, oral care and industrial end markets. The Company also provides bioactive mineral and nutritional ingredients. The Company’s segments include Specialty Phosphates US & Canada, Specialty Phosphates Mexico, and Granular Triple Super Phosphate (GTSP) & Other. The Company has four principal product lines: Specialty Ingredients; Food and Technical Grade Purified Phosphoric Acid (PPA); Technical Grade Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP), & Detergent Grade PPA, and GTSP & Other. The Company’s bioactive mineral ingredients are mineral-based ingredients for food, beverage and dietary supplement end markets that are manufactured to be readily digestible. The Company has its manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and China.

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