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MU   95.15 (+5.01%)
CGC   3.21 (-2.43%)
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DIS   111.93 (+0.31%)
AMC   4.36 (+0.93%)
PFE   26.58 (+0.08%)
PYPL   60.54 (+0.33%)
XOM   105.78 (+1.21%)

Element Solutions (ESI) Competitors

$23.62
+0.12 (+0.51%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

ESI vs. CBT, ATI, AMR, NEU, VVV, KGC, WFG, OLN, BCPC, and FMC

Should you be buying Element Solutions stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Element Solutions include Cabot (CBT), ATI (ATI), Alpha Metallurgical Resources (AMR), NewMarket (NEU), Valvoline (VVV), Kinross Gold (KGC), West Fraser Timber (WFG), Olin (OLN), Balchem (BCPC), and FMC (FMC). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Element Solutions vs.

Cabot (NYSE:CBT) and Element Solutions (NYSE:ESI) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, community ranking and media sentiment.

Cabot received 346 more outperform votes than Element Solutions when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.94% of users gave Cabot an outperform vote while only 38.38% of users gave Element Solutions an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
CabotOutperform Votes
384
61.94%
Underperform Votes
236
38.06%
Element SolutionsOutperform Votes
38
38.38%
Underperform Votes
61
61.62%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cabot$3.93B1.21$445M$7.7011.12
Element Solutions$2.33B2.45$118.10M$0.4948.21

Cabot pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Element Solutions pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Cabot pays out 20.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Element Solutions pays out 65.3% 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. Cabot has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Cabot is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Cabot has a net margin of 11.24% compared to Cabot's net margin of 5.06%. Element Solutions' return on equity of 25.52% beat Cabot's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabot11.24% 25.52% 9.66%
Element Solutions 5.06%13.51%6.29%

91.1% of Cabot shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.1% of Element Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Cabot shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of Element Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Cabot has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Element Solutions has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Cabot currently has a consensus price target of $84.40, indicating a potential downside of 1.44%. Element Solutions has a consensus price target of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 7.94%. Given Cabot's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Element Solutions is more favorable than Cabot.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabot
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Element Solutions
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.80

In the previous week, Element Solutions had 8 more articles in the media than Cabot. MarketBeat recorded 12 mentions for Element Solutions and 4 mentions for Cabot. Cabot's average media sentiment score of 1.14 beat Element Solutions' score of 0.66 indicating that Element Solutions is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Cabot
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Element Solutions
8 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Cabot beats Element Solutions on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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ESI vs. The Competition

MetricElement Solutionschemical products IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.72B$1.45B$2.72B$17.63B
Dividend Yield1.37%1.24%5.42%3.58%
P/E Ratio48.2114.6895.5224.39
Price / Sales2.45252.451,131,258.608.61
Price / Cash10.0715.5523.3816.96
Price / Book2.447.023.355.89
Net Income$118.10M$60.66M$190.54M$863.03M
7 Day Performance1.03%0.48%1.41%1.64%
1 Month Performance5.28%6.16%-1.58%2.62%
1 Year Performance14.13%8.01%165.87%106.03%

Element Solutions Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CBT
Cabot
3.8362 of 5 stars
$80.72
-1.2%
$84.40
+4.6%
+6.8%$4.47B$3.93B10.484,300
ATI
ATI
2.335 of 5 stars
$44.66
-2.3%
$51.40
+15.1%
+21.0%$5.70B$4.17B17.796,700Short Interest ↑
AMR
Alpha Metallurgical Resources
1.0194 of 5 stars
$364.51
-2.4%
$219.33
-39.8%
+125.1%$5.53B$4.10B7.414,030Earnings Report
NEU
NewMarket
2.8439 of 5 stars
$609.74
+2.0%
N/A+86.8%$5.85B$2.70B15.082,058Positive News
VVV
Valvoline
1.4768 of 5 stars
$40.73
+0.8%
$40.71
0.0%
+21.1%$5.28B$1.44B5.0610,900Positive News
KGC
Kinross Gold
3.9422 of 5 stars
$5.07
flat
$6.00
+18.3%
+33.9%$6.23B$4.24B14.916,400Analyst Report
Positive News
WFG
West Fraser Timber
4.1048 of 5 stars
$78.59
-1.4%
$103.75
+32.0%
+7.2%$6.24B$6.45B-36.5511,000Positive News
OLN
Olin
4.5397 of 5 stars
$51.15
-2.7%
$56.27
+10.0%
-6.9%$6.27B$6.83B14.457,780Insider Selling
BCPC
Balchem
4.6228 of 5 stars
$157.27
+5.4%
$135.00
-14.2%
+20.9%$5.07B$922.44M46.951,340Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
FMC
FMC
4.9279 of 5 stars
$50.99
-2.6%
$74.53
+46.2%
-56.3%$6.36B$4.49B4.846,600Dividend Announcement
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This page (NYSE:ESI) was last updated on 3/1/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff