Cytec Industries (NYSE: CYT) is one of 2 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals – NEC” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cytec Industries to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Cytec Industries and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cytec Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cytec Industries Competitors 31 116 102 1 2.29

As a group, “Specialty Chemicals – NEC” companies have a potential downside of 13.46%. Given Cytec Industries’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cytec Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cytec Industries N/A N/A 42.23
Cytec Industries Competitors N/A N/A 1,383.31

Cytec Industries 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.


This table compares Cytec Industries and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cytec Industries 11.96% 18.60% 8.55%
Cytec Industries Competitors 14.56% 27.97% 12.16%


Cytec Industries competitors beat Cytec Industries on 5 of the 5 factors compared.

Cytec Industries Company Profile

Cytec Industries Inc. is a global specialty materials and chemicals company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. The Company offers aerospace and industrial materials, mining and plastics industries. The Company operates through four segments: Aerospace Materials, Industrial Materials, In Process Separation, and Additive Technologies. The Aerospace Materials segment includes advanced composites, carbon fiber, and structural film adhesives. The Industrial Materials segment includes structural composite materials, which serve automotive, motorsports, recreation, tooling, and other structural materials markets and process materials, which serves aerospace, wind energy, and other process materials markets. The In Process Separation segment includes mining chemicals and phosphines. The Additive Technologies segment includes polymer additives, specialty additives, and formulated resins. The Company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Solvay.

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