Head to Head Review: Ingevity (NGVT) & Its Peers

Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT) is one of 33 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Ingevity to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Ingevity and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingevity 0 0 6 0 3.00
Ingevity Competitors 106 834 1226 35 2.54

Ingevity presently has a consensus target price of $76.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.51%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 2.37%. Given Ingevity’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ingevity has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ingevity and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingevity $908.30 million $35.20 million 35.85
Ingevity Competitors $4.01 billion $340.26 million 131.11

Ingevity’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ingevity. Ingevity is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Ingevity has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingevity’s competitors have a beta of 1.21, indicating that their average share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Ingevity and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingevity 9.86% 58.14% 12.09%
Ingevity Competitors -29.50% 24.34% 5.63%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Ingevity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Ingevity shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Ingevity beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Ingevity Company Profile

Ingevity Corporation is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high performance carbon materials. The Company is also a manufacturer of activated carbon used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Company operates through two segments: Performance Materials and Performance Chemicals. The Performance Materials segment primarily produces automotive carbon products used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Performance Chemicals segment develops, manufactures and sells a range of specialty chemicals primarily derived from co-products of the Kraft pulping process. Its products are used in a range of applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions.

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