UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) and Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Dividends

Chemours Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. UFP Technologies does not pay a dividend. Chemours Company (The) pays out 8.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.2% of UFP Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of Chemours Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.3% of UFP Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Chemours Company (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares UFP Technologies and Chemours Company (The)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
UFP Technologies $148.67 million 1.33 $17.67 million $1.23 22.20
Chemours Company (The) $5.74 billion 1.53 $1.07 billion $1.48 32.18

Chemours Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than UFP Technologies. UFP Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Chemours Company (The), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for UFP Technologies and Chemours Company (The), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UFP Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chemours Company (The) 0 0 6 0 3.00

Chemours Company (The) has a consensus price target of $51.83, indicating a potential upside of 8.85%. Given Chemours Company (The)’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Chemours Company (The) is more favorable than UFP Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares UFP Technologies and Chemours Company (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UFP Technologies 6.03% 6.86% 6.04%
Chemours Company (The) 4.96% 122.97% 6.77%

Risk & Volatility

UFP Technologies has a beta of 0.18, suggesting that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chemours Company (The) has a beta of 3.63, suggesting that its stock price is 263% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Chemours Company (The) beats UFP Technologies on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About UFP Technologies

UFP Technologies, Inc. is a designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, composites and natural fiber materials. The Company is engaged in providing solutions to customers primarily within the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets. It converts these materials using laminating, molding, and fabricating manufacturing technologies. The Company’s raw materials consist of polyethylene and polyurethane foams, sheet plastics, pulp fiber, cross-linked polyethylene and reticulated polyurethane foams, fabric and foam laminates, and natural fiber materials. The Company converts these materials to provide customers various solutions, including automotive interior trim, medical device components, disposable wound care components, military uniform and gear components, athletic padding, air filtration, high-temperature insulation, abrasive nail files and other beauty aids, and cushion packaging for their products.

About Chemours Company (The)

The Chemours Company is a provider of performance chemicals. The Company operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment is a producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The Fluoroproducts segment is a provider of fluoroproducts, including refrigerants and industrial fluoropolymer resins. The Chemical Solutions segment is a North American provider of industrial chemicals used in gold production, oil and gas, water treatment and other industries. It delivers customized solutions with a range of industrial and specialty chemical products for markets, including plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, industrial, mining and oil refining. Its products include titanium dioxide, refrigerants, industrial fluoropolymer resins and a portfolio of mining and industrial chemicals, including sodium cyanide. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operates 26 production facilities located in 10 countries.

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