Chemours Company (The) (NYSE: CC) and PQ Group Holdings (NYSE:PQG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Chemours Company (The) and PQ Group Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chemours Company (The) $5.74 billion 1.82 $1.07 billion $1.48 38.25
PQ Group Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Chemours Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than PQ Group Holdings.


This table compares Chemours Company (The) and PQ Group Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chemours Company (The) 4.96% 122.97% 6.77%
PQ Group Holdings N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Chemours Company (The) and PQ Group Holdings, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chemours Company (The) 0 0 6 0 3.00
PQ Group Holdings 0 3 7 0 2.70

Chemours Company (The) currently has a consensus target price of $51.83, indicating a potential downside of 8.44%. PQ Group Holdings has a consensus target price of $19.85, indicating a potential upside of 21.04%. Given PQ Group Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PQ Group Holdings is more favorable than Chemours Company (The).

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.0% of Chemours Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of PQ Group Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Chemours Company (The) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Chemours Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. PQ Group Holdings does not pay a dividend. Chemours Company (The) pays out 8.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Chemours Company (The) beats PQ Group Holdings on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Chemours Company (The) Company Profile

The Chemours Company is a provider of performance chemicals. The Company operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment is a producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The Fluoroproducts segment is a provider of fluoroproducts, including refrigerants and industrial fluoropolymer resins. The Chemical Solutions segment is a North American provider of industrial chemicals used in gold production, oil and gas, water treatment and other industries. It delivers customized solutions with a range of industrial and specialty chemical products for markets, including plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, industrial, mining and oil refining. Its products include titanium dioxide, refrigerants, industrial fluoropolymer resins and a portfolio of mining and industrial chemicals, including sodium cyanide. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operates 26 production facilities located in 10 countries.

PQ Group Holdings Company Profile

PQ Group Holdings Inc is a global provider of catalysts, specialty materials, chemicals and services that enable environmental improvements. The Company’s products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with fuel efficiency. The Company has developed zeolite-based catalysts to reduce pollutants in diesel engines. The Company’s segments include environmental catalysts and services, and performance materials and chemicals. Environmental catalysts and services segment has three product groups, including silica catalysts, zeolite catalysts, and refining services. Silica catalysts product group sells both the finished catalyst and catalysts supports, for the production of high-density polyethylene (HDPE).zeolite catalysts product group is a supplier of emissions control catalysts as well as a supplier of specialty catalysts, precursors, and formulations. Performance materials and chemicals segment has two product groups, including performance materials and performance chemicals.

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