Head to Head Comparison: CSW Industrials (CSWI) versus The Competition

CSW Industrials (NASDAQ: CSWI) is one of 35 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare CSW Industrials to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares CSW Industrials and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSW Industrials 4.54% 10.53% 7.39%
CSW Industrials Competitors -27.97% 23.83% 5.35%

Volatility and Risk

CSW Industrials has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSW Industrials’ competitors have a beta of 1.16, indicating that their average stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CSW Industrials and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CSW Industrials $341.00 million $58.23 million 43.11
CSW Industrials Competitors $4.37 billion $978.27 million 29.06

CSW Industrials’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CSW Industrials. CSW Industrials 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.4% of CSW Industrials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of CSW Industrials shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CSW Industrials and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSW Industrials 0 0 1 0 3.00
CSW Industrials Competitors 188 995 1266 55 2.47

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 1.45%. Given CSW Industrials’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CSW Industrials has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

CSW Industrials competitors beat CSW Industrials on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

CSW Industrials Company Profile

CSW Industrials, Inc. (CSWI) is a diversified industrial growth company. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial Products; Coatings, Sealants & Adhesives, and Specialty Chemicals. The Industrial Products segment consists of specialty mechanical products; fire and smoke protection products; architecturally specified building products, and storage, filtration and application equipment. The Coatings, Sealants & Adhesives segment comprises coatings and penetrants, pipe thread sealants, firestopping sealants, and caulks and adhesives/solvent cements. The Specialty Chemicals segment manufactures and supplies specialized consumables that impart or enhance properties, such as lubricity, anti-seize qualities, friction and heat control. Markets that it serves include HVAC, industrial, rail, plumbing, architecturally specified building products, energy, mining and other general industrial markets.

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