Fairmount Santrol Holdings (NYSE: FMSA) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Fairmount Santrol Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fairmount Santrol Holdings $681.12 million $84.28 million -23.90
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors $2.04 billion $273.76 million -41.85

Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Fairmount Santrol Holdings. Fairmount Santrol Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.2% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fairmount Santrol Holdings -6.11% -24.37% -3.68%
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors -18.95% -17.93% -6.40%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fairmount Santrol Holdings 2 7 8 0 2.35
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors 503 2222 2941 127 2.46

Fairmount Santrol Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $6.94, suggesting a potential upside of 45.19%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 22.51%. Given Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Fairmount Santrol Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Fairmount Santrol Holdings has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Fairmount Santrol Holdings competitors beat Fairmount Santrol Holdings on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Company Profile

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Proppant Solutions, and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. Its Proppant Solutions segment provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the United States and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, northern Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Its I&R segment provides raw, coated, and custom blended sands to the foundry, building products, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries in North America. Its asset base includes approximately 800 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves. As of March 2017, the Company had 10 sand processing facilities with 16.8 million tons of annual sand processing capacity. Its coating facilities include operations in Mexico, Denmark and China, through which it serves international oil and gas markets.

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