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FMC (FMC) Competitors

$52.74
+1.45 (+2.83%)
(As of 10:51 AM ET)

FMC vs. OLN, HUN, BCPC, ASH, CC, IOSP, NGVT, AMR, ICL, and RGLD

Should you be buying FMC stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of FMC include Olin (OLN), Huntsman (HUN), Balchem (BCPC), Ashland (ASH), Chemours (CC), Innospec (IOSP), Ingevity (NGVT), Alpha Metallurgical Resources (AMR), ICL Group (ICL), and Royal Gold (RGLD). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

FMC vs.

FMC (NYSE:FMC) and Olin (NYSE:OLN) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, community ranking, media sentiment, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
FMC$4.49B1.47$1.32B$10.535.01
Olin$6.83B0.93$460.20M$3.5414.98

FMC has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Olin has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

86.9% of FMC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of Olin shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of FMC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Olin shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, FMC had 9 more articles in the media than Olin. MarketBeat recorded 22 mentions for FMC and 13 mentions for Olin. FMC's average media sentiment score of 0.52 beat Olin's score of 0.51 indicating that FMC is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
FMC
10 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
4 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Olin
6 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

FMC pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Olin pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. FMC pays out 22.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Olin pays out 22.6% 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. FMC is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

FMC has a net margin of 29.45% compared to Olin's net margin of 6.74%. Olin's return on equity of 18.44% beat FMC's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FMC29.45% 12.98% 4.08%
Olin 6.74%18.44%5.63%

FMC presently has a consensus target price of $74.53, suggesting a potential upside of 45.31%. Olin has a consensus target price of $56.27, suggesting a potential upside of 6.83%. Given FMC's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe FMC is more favorable than Olin.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FMC
1 Sell rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.24
Olin
2 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.21

FMC received 230 more outperform votes than Olin when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 65.31% of users gave FMC an outperform vote while only 59.40% of users gave Olin an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
FMCOutperform Votes
704
65.31%
Underperform Votes
374
34.69%
OlinOutperform Votes
474
59.40%
Underperform Votes
324
40.60%

Summary

FMC beats Olin on 13 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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FMC vs. The Competition

MetricFMCChemicals & allied products IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$6.58B$6.21B$2.65B$17.48B
Dividend Yield4.40%2.37%5.56%3.56%
P/E Ratio5.0124.1788.9022.92
Price / Sales1.4754.741,172,856.727.40
Price / CashN/A9.3323.2716.91
Price / Book1.481.963.305.77
Net Income$1.32B$254.75M$195.61M$861.13M
7 Day Performance2.11%-3.17%0.34%1.45%
1 Month Performance-8.72%-0.88%-2.47%1.15%
1 Year Performance-59.16%-7.46%140.20%90.46%

FMC Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
OLN
Olin
4.6331 of 5 stars
$52.23
0.0%
$56.27
+7.7%
-11.7%$6.28B$6.83B14.757,326Insider Selling
HUN
Huntsman
3.9804 of 5 stars
$25.59
-0.5%
$26.40
+3.2%
-14.4%$4.41B$6.11B48.287,000Earnings Report
Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
BCPC
Balchem
4.7863 of 5 stars
$154.64
-0.5%
$135.00
-12.7%
+18.3%$4.99B$922.44M46.161,302Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
ASH
Ashland
4.2222 of 5 stars
$93.29
-0.1%
$94.71
+1.5%
-8.1%$4.67B$2.19B30.593,800Short Interest ↓
CC
Chemours
2.9974 of 5 stars
$28.93
+0.2%
$32.89
+13.7%
-15.6%$4.29B$6.79B-13.986,600Analyst Downgrade
Options Volume
News Coverage
Gap Down
Trading Halted
IOSP
Innospec
4.1468 of 5 stars
$124.43
-0.6%
N/A+10.2%$3.09B$1.95B22.342,400Insider Selling
NGVT
Ingevity
1.1932 of 5 stars
$46.57
-3.2%
$48.75
+4.7%
-48.4%$1.69B$1.69B-211.681,700Gap Down
AMR
Alpha Metallurgical Resources
0.9064 of 5 stars
$438.22
-0.9%
$224.00
-48.9%
+116.4%$6.65B$4.10B8.913,730Earnings Report
Gap Up
ICL
ICL Group
0.7017 of 5 stars
$5.12
+1.4%
$5.50
+7.4%
-27.3%$6.73B$10.02B7.2113,619News Coverage
RGLD
Royal Gold
4.9437 of 5 stars
$102.98
-1.5%
$145.00
+40.8%
-14.3%$6.76B$605.72M28.2931Analyst Report

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This page (NYSE:FMC) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff