A. Schulman (SHLM) and Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast
A. Schulman (NASDAQ: SHLM) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare A. Schulman to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares A. Schulman and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|A. Schulman Competitors||-27.97%||23.83%||5.35%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares A. Schulman and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|A. Schulman||$2.42 billion||$207.01 million||-2.48|
|A. Schulman Competitors||$4.37 billion||$978.27 million||29.06|
A. Schulman’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than A. Schulman. A. Schulman 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.
Volatility & Risk
A. Schulman has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A. Schulman’s competitors have a beta of 1.16, meaning that their average stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for A. Schulman and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|A. Schulman Competitors||188||995||1266||55||2.47|
A. Schulman currently has a consensus target price of $35.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.72%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 1.24%. Given A. Schulman’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe A. Schulman is more favorable than its competitors.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
84.2% of A. Schulman shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of A. Schulman shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
A. Schulman pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. A. Schulman pays out -6.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 55.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. A. Schulman is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
A. Schulman beats its competitors on 8 of the 14 factors compared.
A. Schulman Company Profile
A. Schulman, Inc. is an international supplier of plastic formulations, resins and services, and provides solutions to its customers’ requirements through custom-formulated products. The Company’s customers span a range of markets, such as packaging, mobility, building and construction, electronics and electrical, agriculture, personal care and hygiene, custom services, and sports, home and leisure. The Company’s segments include Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the United States and Canada (USCAN), Latin America (LATAM), Asia Pacific (APAC) and Engineered Composites (EC). As of August 31, 2016, the Company operated in six product families, including custom performance colors (CPC), engineered composites, Masterbatch solutions, engineered plastics, specialty powders and distribution services. The CPC product family offers powdered, pelletized and liquid color concentrates that are custom-designed for thermoplastic resins.
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