Fairmount Santrol Holdings (NYSE: FMSA) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Fairmount Santrol Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Fairmount Santrol Holdings has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.2% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fairmount Santrol Holdings 2 7 9 0 2.39
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors 390 2017 2882 114 2.50

Fairmount Santrol Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $6.79, suggesting a potential upside of 41.41%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 21.01%. Given Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Fairmount Santrol Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fairmount Santrol Holdings -6.11% -24.37% -3.68%
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors -17.56% -16.84% -5.66%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fairmount Santrol Holdings $681.12 million $84.28 million -24.00
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors $2.04 billion $273.76 million -37.36

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

Summary

Fairmount Santrol Holdings competitors beat Fairmount Santrol Holdings on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Company Profile

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Proppant Solutions, and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. Its Proppant Solutions segment provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the United States and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, northern Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Its I&R segment provides raw, coated, and custom blended sands to the foundry, building products, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries in North America. Its asset base includes approximately 800 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves. As of March 2017, the Company had 10 sand processing facilities with 16.8 million tons of annual sand processing capacity. Its coating facilities include operations in Mexico, Denmark and China, through which it serves international oil and gas markets.

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