Braskem (NYSE: BAK) and Chemours Company (The) (NYSE:CC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Braskem 3.30% 34.06% 2.67%
Chemours Company (The) 4.96% 122.97% 6.77%

Dividends

Braskem pays an annual dividend of $0.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Chemours Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Chemours Company (The) pays out 8.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Braskem and Chemours Company (The), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Braskem 0 0 3 0 3.00
Chemours Company (The) 0 0 6 0 3.00

Braskem currently has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential downside of 23.05%. Chemours Company (The) has a consensus target price of $51.83, indicating a potential upside of 8.08%. Given Chemours Company (The)’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Chemours Company (The) is more favorable than Braskem.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.7% of Braskem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.9% of Chemours Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Braskem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Chemours Company (The) shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Braskem and Chemours Company (The)’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Braskem $15.27 billion 0.68 $3.73 billion N/A N/A
Chemours Company (The) $5.74 billion 1.54 $1.07 billion $1.48 32.41

Braskem has higher revenue and earnings than Chemours Company (The).

Risk and Volatility

Braskem has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chemours Company (The) has a beta of 3.64, indicating that its stock price is 264% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Chemours Company (The) beats Braskem on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Braskem Company Profile

Braskem S.A. produces thermoplastic resins. The Company’s segments are Basic petrochemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, the United States and Europe, and Chemical distribution. It is also engaged in the import and export of chemicals, petrochemicals and fuels, the production, supply and sale of utilities such as steam, water, compressed air, industrial gases, the provision of industrial services, and the production, supply and sale of electric energy. It also invests in other companies, either as a partner or as shareholder. It operates over 40 industrial units, over 30 of which are located in the Brazilian states of Alagoas, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Sao Paulo; over five are located in the United States, in the states of Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia, and over two are located in Germany, in the cities of Wesseling and Schkopau. These units produce thermoplastic resins–polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride, as well as basic petrochemicals.

Chemours Company (The) Company Profile

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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