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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Taminco and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Taminco N/A N/A 39.39
Taminco Competitors $4.01 billion $340.26 million 139.74

Taminco’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Taminco. Taminco 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.6% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.8% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Taminco and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taminco 0 0 0 0 N/A
Taminco Competitors 111 856 1254 37 2.54

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 6.25%. Given Taminco’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Taminco has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taminco N/A N/A N/A
Taminco Competitors -29.50% 24.34% 5.63%

Summary

Taminco competitors beat Taminco on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Taminco

Taminco Corp is a producer of alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives. The Company’s products are used by its customers in the manufacturing of everyday products primarily for the agriculture, water treatment, personal and home care, animal nutrition and oil and gas end-markets. It operates in 19 countries with seven production facilities and, as of December 31, 2012, had an installed production capacity of 1,272 thousand tons. The Company has three business segments: Functional Amines, Specialty Amines, and Crop Protection. In March 2014, the Company announced that it completed the acquisition of the formic acid business of Kemira Oyj. Its main shareholder is Eastman Chemical Company.

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