Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) is one of 28 public companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Synalloy Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Synalloy Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synalloy Corporation -1.54% 0.64% 0.38%
Synalloy Corporation Competitors -984.09% 4.99% 4.39%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Synalloy Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synalloy Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Synalloy Corporation Competitors 290 842 960 29 2.34

As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 4.33%. Given Synalloy Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Synalloy Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.6% of Synalloy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.0% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Synalloy Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.6% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Synalloy Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Synalloy Corporation $161.06 million $7.35 million -50.94
Synalloy Corporation Competitors $7.78 billion $1.01 billion 33.99

Synalloy Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Synalloy Corporation. Synalloy Corporation 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.

Risk and Volatility

Synalloy Corporation has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synalloy Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Synalloy Corporation peers beat Synalloy Corporation on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Synalloy Corporation

Synalloy Corporation is a chemical manufacturing company. The Company operates through two segments: the Metals Segment and the Specialty Chemicals Segment. The Company’s Metals Segment comprises three subsidiaries: Synalloy Metals, Inc., which owns Bristol Metals, LLC (BRISMET), located in Bristol, Tennessee; Palmer of Texas Tanks, Inc. (Palmer), located in Andrews, Texas; and Specialty Pipe & Tube, Inc. (Specialty), located in Mineral Ridge, Ohio and Houston, Texas. The Company’s Metals Segment manufactures stainless steel, other alloy pipe, storage solutions and separation equipment. The Company’s Specialty Chemicals segment consists of the Company’s subsidiary, Manufacturers Soap and Chemical Company (MS&C). The Specialty Chemicals Segment manufactures lubricants, surfactants, reaction intermediaries, sulfated fats and oils, and chemical tolling manufacturing resources.

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