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$79.75
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Volume143,758 shs
Average Volume126,419 shs
Market Capitalization$4.32 billion
P/E Ratio52.24
Dividend Yield0.45%
Beta0.54

Competitors

Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) Vs. SHW, ECL, IFF, CE, ALB, and RPM

Should you be buying BCPC stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "specialty chemicals" are considered alternatives and competitors to Balchem, including The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ecolab (ECL), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Celanese (CE), Albemarle (ALB), and RPM International (RPM).

Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) and The Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Balchem has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Sherwin-Williams has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Balchem and The Sherwin-Williams, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Balchem00203.00
The Sherwin-Williams121502.78

Balchem presently has a consensus target price of $142.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. The Sherwin-Williams has a consensus target price of $309.9412, suggesting a potential upside of 8.44%. Given The Sherwin-Williams' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The Sherwin-Williams is more favorable than Balchem.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.0% of Balchem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Balchem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Balchem and The Sherwin-Williams' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Balchem12.02%14.01%9.44%
The Sherwin-Williams10.41%56.69%10.66%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Balchem and The Sherwin-Williams' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Balchem$643.71 million6.71$79.67 million$3.1941.76
The Sherwin-Williams$17.90 billion4.25$1.54 billion$21.1213.53

The Sherwin-Williams has higher revenue and earnings than Balchem. The Sherwin-Williams is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Balchem, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Balchem pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. The Sherwin-Williams pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Balchem pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Sherwin-Williams pays out 10.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Balchem has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. The Sherwin-Williams is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

The Sherwin-Williams beats Balchem on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) and Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Balchem has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ecolab has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Balchem and Ecolab, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Balchem00203.00
Ecolab07702.50

Balchem presently has a consensus target price of $142.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. Ecolab has a consensus target price of $228.70, suggesting a potential upside of 3.26%. Given Balchem's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Balchem is more favorable than Ecolab.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.0% of Balchem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of Ecolab shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Balchem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Ecolab shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Balchem and Ecolab's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Balchem12.02%14.01%9.44%
Ecolab-8.21%18.14%6.75%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Balchem and Ecolab's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Balchem$643.71 million6.71$79.67 million$3.1941.76
Ecolab$14.91 billion4.25$1.56 billion$5.8238.05

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

Dividends

Balchem pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Ecolab pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Balchem pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ecolab pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Balchem has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Ecolab has raised its dividend for 36 consecutive years. Ecolab is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Balchem beats Ecolab on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Balchem has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Balchem and International Flavors & Fragrances, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Balchem00203.00
International Flavors & Fragrances031002.77

Balchem presently has a consensus target price of $142.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus target price of $147.5385, suggesting a potential upside of 6.41%. Given Balchem's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Balchem is more favorable than International Flavors & Fragrances.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.0% of Balchem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Balchem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Balchem and International Flavors & Fragrances' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Balchem12.02%14.01%9.44%
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Balchem and International Flavors & Fragrances' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Balchem$643.71 million6.71$79.67 million$3.1941.76
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.71$455.87 million$6.1722.47

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than Balchem. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Balchem, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Balchem pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Balchem pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Balchem has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years. International Flavors & Fragrances is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Balchem on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) and Celanese (NYSE:CE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Balchem and Celanese's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Balchem$643.71 million6.71$79.67 million$3.1941.76
Celanese$6.30 billion2.98$852 million$9.5317.49

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

Dividends

Balchem pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Celanese pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Balchem pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Celanese pays out 28.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Balchem has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Celanese has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Balchem and Celanese, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Balchem00203.00
Celanese151102.59

Balchem presently has a consensus target price of $142.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. Celanese has a consensus target price of $156.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 5.99%. Given Balchem's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Balchem is more favorable than Celanese.

Volatility & Risk

Balchem has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celanese has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Balchem and Celanese's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Balchem12.02%14.01%9.44%
Celanese10.46%31.41%9.42%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.0% of Balchem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.5% of Celanese shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Balchem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Celanese shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) and Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Albemarle and Balchem's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.13$533.23 million$6.0426.11
Balchem$643.71 million6.71$79.67 million$3.1941.76

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

Dividends

Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Balchem pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Balchem pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Albemarle has raised its dividend for 27 consecutive years and Balchem has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Albemarle is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Albemarle and Balchem, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Albemarle371002.35
Balchem00203.00

Albemarle presently has a consensus price target of $142.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 9.86%. Balchem has a consensus price target of $142.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. Given Balchem's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Balchem is more favorable than Albemarle.

Risk & Volatility

Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Balchem has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Albemarle and Balchem's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%
Balchem12.02%14.01%9.44%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.4% of Albemarle shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.0% of Balchem shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Albemarle shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Balchem shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Balchem beats Albemarle on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) and Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) are both construction companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

RPM International has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Balchem has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares RPM International and Balchem's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
RPM International$5.51 billion2.28$304.39 million$3.0731.62
Balchem$643.71 million6.71$79.67 million$3.1941.76

RPM International has higher revenue and earnings than Balchem. RPM International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Balchem, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for RPM International and Balchem, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
RPM International04502.56
Balchem00203.00

RPM International presently has a consensus price target of $95.8750, suggesting a potential downside of 1.24%. Balchem has a consensus price target of $142.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. Given Balchem's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Balchem is more favorable than RPM International.

Profitability

This table compares RPM International and Balchem's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
RPM International7.50%35.72%8.85%
Balchem12.02%14.01%9.44%

Dividends

RPM International pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Balchem pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. RPM International pays out 49.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Balchem pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. RPM International has raised its dividend for 19 consecutive years and Balchem has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. RPM International is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.7% of RPM International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.0% of Balchem shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of RPM International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Balchem shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Balchem beats RPM International on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Balchem Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
The Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
2.1$285.81+2.1%$76.01 billion$17.90 billion14.11
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
2.2$221.48+1.8%$63.33 billion$14.91 billion-60.02Insider Selling
International Flavors & Fragrances logo
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
2.5$138.65+2.4%$34.51 billion$5.14 billion41.51Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Celanese logo
CE
Celanese
2.2$166.65+2.2%$18.77 billion$6.30 billion34.50
Albemarle logo
ALB
Albemarle
2.1$157.69+2.0%$18.41 billion$3.59 billion44.05Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Up
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
2.3$97.08+2.5%$12.57 billion$5.51 billion29.42
Ashland Global logo
ASH
Ashland Global
1.8$85.79+1.8%$5.21 billion$2.33 billion-10.21
W. R. Grace & Co. logo
GRA
W. R. Grace & Co.
2.2$68.30+0.0%$4.53 billion$1.96 billion325.24High Trading Volume
Quaker Chemical logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
2.4$232.24+1.1%$4.15 billion$1.13 billion645.13Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.0$357.30+3.3%$3.90 billion$2.19 billion15.56
Sensient Technologies logo
SXT
Sensient Technologies
1.8$84.90+2.4%$3.59 billion$1.32 billion53.40
H.B. Fuller logo
FUL
H.B. Fuller
2.0$68.46+3.0%$3.58 billion$2.90 billion31.12Insider Selling
Stepan logo
SCL
Stepan
2.2$137.36+3.4%$3.09 billion$1.86 billion26.93Insider Selling
Minerals Technologies logo
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.8$83.36+3.0%$2.81 billion$1.79 billion26.05Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Innospec logo
IOSP
Innospec
1.8$101.60+3.3%$2.50 billion$1.51 billion68.19Insider Selling
Ferro logo
FOE
Ferro
1.0$21.66+0.7%$1.79 billion$1.02 billion-360.94Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Unusual Options Activity
Kraton logo
KRA
Kraton
1.3$34.78+2.4%$1.12 billion$1.80 billion-4.88
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.3$14.74+8.3%$644.77 million$205.23 million5.67Dividend Announcement
High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
Landec logo
LNDC
Landec
2.0$11.76+0.9%$344.96 million$590.37 million-6.76
Flotek Industries logo
FTK
Flotek Industries
0.6$1.90+3.2%$138.19 million$119.35 million-0.75Earnings Announcement
Advanced Emissions Solutions logo
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
0.9$5.20+1.0%$98.05 million$70.09 million-7.88Earnings Announcement
This page was last updated on 5/14/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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