Analyzing Innophos Holdings (IPHS) & Its Competitors
Innophos Holdings (NASDAQ: IPHS) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Innophos Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.
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 Competitors||-23.30%||25.51%||5.92%|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Innophos Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Innophos Holdings Competitors||105||819||1198||34||2.54|
Innophos Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $56.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.57%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 3.71%. Given Innophos Holdings’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Innophos Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Innophos Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Innophos Holdings||$725.34 million||$47.97 million||20.88|
|Innophos Holdings Competitors||$4.14 billion||$352.97 million||7.58|
Innophos Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Innophos Holdings. Innophos 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.
Innophos Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Innophos Holdings pays out 88.5% 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 38.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
Innophos Holdings has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Innophos Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.27, meaning that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
94.4% of Innophos Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Innophos Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Innophos Holdings competitors beat Innophos Holdings on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
Innophos Holdings Company Profile
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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