AdvanSix (NASDAQ: ASIX) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare AdvanSix to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for AdvanSix and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvanSix 0 0 1 0 3.00
AdvanSix Competitors 166 1033 1288 24 2.47

AdvanSix currently has a consensus target price of $46.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.98%. As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 10.27%. Given AdvanSix’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe AdvanSix is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.1% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvanSix 7.13% 40.03% 11.07%
AdvanSix Competitors -2.60% 8.94% 3.92%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AdvanSix and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvanSix N/A N/A 30.72
AdvanSix Competitors $2.04 billion $125.71 million 266.25

AdvanSix’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than AdvanSix. AdvanSix 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.

Summary

AdvanSix beats its peers on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About AdvanSix

AdvanSix Inc. is an integrated manufacturer of Nylon 6. The Company also sells a variety of other products, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process primarily, including caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizers and other chemical intermediates. The Company operates primarily through its integrated manufacturing sites located in Frankford, Pennsylvania, Hopewell, Virginia, and Chesterfield, Virginia. The Company offers ammonium sulfate, which is used by customers as a nitrogen-based fertilizer. It produces ammonium sulfate fertilizer as part of its manufacturing process. The Company manufactures ammonium sulfate fertilizers including Sulf-N and Sulf-N 26. The Company provides AdvanSix Aegis nylon resins and Aegis barrier nylon resins. Its nylon resins are a preferred choice in food, liquid, and consumer packaging along with mono/multifilament products, carpet fibers, automotive compounding and more. It offers Capran biaxially oriented nylon films.

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