Head to Head Comparison: GlyEco (OTCMKTS:GLYE) and Atotech (NYSE:ATC)

GlyEco (OTCMKTS:GLYE) and Atotech (NYSE:ATC) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.9% of Atotech shares are held by institutional investors. 22.1% of GlyEco shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 49.9% of Atotech shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for GlyEco and Atotech, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GlyEco 0 0 0 0 N/A
Atotech 1 7 3 0 2.18

Atotech has a consensus price target of $24.67, suggesting a potential upside of 3.86%. Given Atotech’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Atotech is more favorable than GlyEco.


This table compares GlyEco and Atotech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GlyEco N/A N/A N/A
Atotech -0.59% -1.20% -0.24%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GlyEco and Atotech’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GlyEco $6.46 million 0.00 -$5.31 million N/A N/A
Atotech $1.23 billion 3.75 -$289.40 million ($4.64) -5.12

GlyEco has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Atotech.


Atotech beats GlyEco on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

GlyEco Company Profile

GlyEco, Inc. engages in the development and manufacture of coolants, additives and related performance fluids. Its products and services include additives, ethylene glycol and antifreeze. The company was founded by Janet Carnell Lorenz, John Darc Lorenz, II and Todd L. Smith on October 21, 2011 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, SC.

Atotech Company Profile

Atotech Limited, a chemicals technology company, provides specialty electroplating and surface finishing solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electronics (EL) and General Metal Finishing (GMF). The EL segment manufactures and supplies chemistry, production equipment, and services to the electronics industry, which include printed circuit board manufacturers, package substrate makers, and semiconductor companies. Its products and technologies serve the principal electronics end-markets, including communication, computer, automotive, industrial, medical, aerospace, and military industries. The GMF segment provides chemistry, production technology, and services to the surface finishing industries in various areas of application. Its products and technologies serve the primary surface finishing end-markets comprising the automotive, consumer electronics, construction, sanitary, white goods, and oil and gas industries. The company also offers on-site support and training services. Atotech Limited was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in West Bromwich, United Kingdom.

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