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Essentra (ESNT) Competitors

GBX 164
-1.00 (-0.61%)
(As of 05:51 AM ET)

ESNT vs. VCT, ELM, SYNT, SCPA, TET, ZTF, IOF, WCH, ITX, and DCTA

Should you be buying Essentra stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Essentra include Victrex (VCT), Elementis (ELM), Synthomer (SYNT), Scapa Group (SCPA), Treatt (TET), Zotefoams (ZTF), Iofina (IOF), Wilmcote Holdings plc (WCH.L) (WCH), Itaconix (ITX), and Directa Plus (DCTA). These companies are all part of the "specialty chemicals" industry.

Essentra vs.

Essentra (LON:ESNT) and Victrex (LON:VCT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, community ranking, profitability and dividends.

118.3% of Essentra shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.4% of Victrex shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Essentra shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Victrex shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Victrex has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Essentra. Victrex is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Essentra, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Essentra£316.30M1.49£5.80M£0.028,200.00
Victrex£284.10M3.46£30.70M£0.353,222.86

Essentra currently has a consensus target price of GBX 255, indicating a potential upside of 54.73%. Victrex has a consensus target price of GBX 1,746.67, indicating a potential upside of 54.85%. Given Victrex's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Victrex is more favorable than Essentra.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Essentra
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Victrex
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

Essentra has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Victrex has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Essentra pays an annual dividend of GBX 4 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Victrex pays an annual dividend of GBX 60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Essentra pays out 20,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Victrex pays out 17,142.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Victrex is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

In the previous week, Victrex had 3 more articles in the media than Essentra. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for Victrex and 1 mentions for Essentra. Victrex's average media sentiment score of 1.53 beat Essentra's score of 0.00 indicating that Victrex is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Essentra
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Victrex
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

Victrex received 149 more outperform votes than Essentra when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 72.62% of users gave Essentra an outperform vote while only 63.77% of users gave Victrex an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
EssentraOutperform Votes
358
72.62%
Underperform Votes
135
27.38%
VictrexOutperform Votes
507
63.77%
Underperform Votes
288
36.23%

Victrex has a net margin of 10.81% compared to Essentra's net margin of 1.71%. Victrex's return on equity of 6.36% beat Essentra's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Essentra1.71% 1.71% 1.50%
Victrex 10.81%6.36%6.59%

Summary

Victrex beats Essentra on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding ESNT and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ESNT vs. The Competition

MetricEssentraSpecialty Chemicals IndustryMaterials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£472.42M£8.52B£2.83B£1.41B
Dividend Yield2.16%3.98%5.33%11.82%
P/E Ratio8,200.00359.56138.111,697.69
Price / Sales1.491,037.22883,099.23310,758.45
Price / Cash4.9418.0223.1932.87
Price / Book1.738.273.612.77
Net Income£5.80M£138.61M£159.96M£165.77M
7 Day Performance-0.24%-1.08%1.28%55.22%
1 Month Performance-2.61%-3.84%4.13%58.27%
1 Year Performance-0.12%30.77%20.46%17.79%

Essentra Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
VCT
Victrex
2.8856 of 5 stars
2.89 / 5 stars
N/AGBX 1,746.67
+∞
-23.6%£1.03B£284.10M3,371.431,109Dividend Increase
Positive News
ELM
Elementis
0.1835 of 5 stars
0.18 / 5 stars
GBX 151.20
+1.7%
GBX 164.25
+8.6%
+45.2%£890.75M£713.40M3,780.001,281News Coverage
SYNT
Synthomer
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 288
-0.3%
GBX 234.25
-18.7%
+219.4%£471.08M£1.97B-240.004,200
SCPA
Scapa Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
N/AN/A+0.0%£402.98M£281.80M-7.321,461
TET
Treatt
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 439.50
+0.1%
GBX 655
+49.0%
-26.0%£266.86M£147.40M2,441.67365Dividend Increase
ZTF
Zotefoams
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 470
-0.2%
N/A+43.8%£228.42M£126.97M2,473.68549Gap Up
IOF
Iofina
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 18
flat
GBX 35
+94.4%
-32.0%£34.54M£50.04M600.0095
WCH
Wilmcote Holdings plc (WCH.L)
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
N/AN/A+0.0%£20.13MN/A-5.003
ITX
Itaconix
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
N/AN/A+3,523.2%£19.29M£7.87M-1,000.0017
DCTA
Directa Plus
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 21
+13.5%
N/A-65.5%£13.87M£9.94M-350.00191High Trading Volume

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This page (LON:ESNT) was last updated on 7/12/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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