The Ferro Corporation (FOE) & Its Competitors Head to Head Review

The Ferro Corporation (FOE) & Its Competitors Head to Head Review

Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) is one of 52 public companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Ferro Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Ferro Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.5% of Ferro Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Ferro Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ferro Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Ferro Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ferro Corporation. Ferro Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Ferro Corporation has a beta of 2.05, meaning that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ferro Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.59, meaning that their average share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ferro Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Ferro Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $23.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.28%. As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 2.39%. Given Ferro Corporation’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ferro Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Ferro Corporation beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Ferro Corporation Company Profile

Ferro Corporation (Ferro) produces specialty materials that are sold to a range of manufacturers. The Company’s segments include Performance Coatings; Performance Colors and Glass, and Pigments, Powders and Oxides. Its Performance Coatings segment includes Tile Coating Systems and Porcelain Enamel. Its manufacturers make products for various end-use markets. The Company’s products fall into two general categories: functional coatings, which perform specific functions in the manufacturing processes and end products of its customers, and color solutions, which provide aesthetic and performance characteristics to its customers’ products. Its products are used in a range of product applications in markets, including appliances, automobiles, building and renovation, electronics, household furnishings, industrial products and packaging.

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