Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) is one of 28 public companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Synalloy Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Synalloy Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Synalloy Corporation $161.06 million $7.35 million -42.93
Synalloy Corporation Competitors $7.78 billion $1.01 billion 35.65

Synalloy Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Synalloy Corporation. Synalloy Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Synalloy Corporation has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synalloy Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.37, meaning that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.6% of Synalloy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Synalloy Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.6% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Synalloy Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synalloy Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Synalloy Corporation Competitors 331 974 1016 37 2.32

As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 5.80%. Given Synalloy Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Synalloy Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Synalloy Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synalloy Corporation -1.54% 0.64% 0.38%
Synalloy Corporation Competitors -1,550.91% 3.59% 2.20%

Summary

Synalloy Corporation peers beat Synalloy Corporation on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Synalloy Corporation Company Profile

Synalloy Corporation is a chemical manufacturing company. The Company operates through two segments: the Metals Segment and the Specialty Chemicals Segment. The Company’s Metals Segment comprises three subsidiaries: Synalloy Metals, Inc., which owns Bristol Metals, LLC (BRISMET), located in Bristol, Tennessee; Palmer of Texas Tanks, Inc. (Palmer), located in Andrews, Texas; and Specialty Pipe & Tube, Inc. (Specialty), located in Mineral Ridge, Ohio and Houston, Texas. The Company’s Metals Segment manufactures stainless steel, other alloy pipe, storage solutions and separation equipment. The Company’s Specialty Chemicals segment consists of the Company’s subsidiary, Manufacturers Soap and Chemical Company (MS&C). The Specialty Chemicals Segment manufactures lubricants, surfactants, reaction intermediaries, sulfated fats and oils, and chemical tolling manufacturing resources.

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