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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingevity $908.30 million $35.20 million 35.61
Ingevity Competitors $4.01 billion $340.26 million 134.20

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

Insider and 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.

Volatility and Risk

Ingevity has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingevity’s peers have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ingevity and its peers’ 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%

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingevity 0 0 6 0 3.00
Ingevity Competitors 106 836 1227 36 2.54

Ingevity currently has a consensus price target of $76.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.87%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 1.92%. Given Ingevity’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ingevity has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Ingevity beats its peers 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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