Ingevity Corp (NASDAQ: NGVT) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Ingevity Corp to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Ingevity Corp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingevity Corp 0 0 5 0 3.00
Ingevity Corp Competitors 106 824 1212 34 2.54

Ingevity Corp currently has a consensus price target of $72.40, indicating a potential downside of 3.13%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 3.00%. Given Ingevity Corp’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ingevity Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ingevity Corp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingevity Corp N/A N/A 33.37
Ingevity Corp Competitors $4.14 billion $352.97 million 114.37

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Ingevity Corp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingevity Corp 14.54% 66.54% 17.27%
Ingevity Corp Competitors -25.38% 23.49% 5.92%

About Ingevity Corp

Ingevity Corporation is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high performance carbon materials. The Company is also a manufacturer of activated carbon used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Company operates through two segments: Performance Materials and Performance Chemicals. The Performance Materials segment primarily produces automotive carbon products used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Performance Chemicals segment develops, manufactures and sells a range of specialty chemicals primarily derived from co-products of the Kraft pulping process. Its products are used in a range of applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions.

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