PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) and DowDuPont (NASDAQ:DWDP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
PolyOne Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. DowDuPont does not pay a dividend. PolyOne Corporation pays out -74.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PolyOne Corporation has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares PolyOne Corporation and DowDuPont’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PolyOne Corporation||$3.45 billion||0.97||$418.80 million||($0.73)||-55.92|
PolyOne Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than DowDuPont.
This is a summary of current recommendations for PolyOne Corporation and DowDuPont, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
PolyOne Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $41.25, indicating a potential upside of 1.05%. DowDuPont has a consensus price target of $79.06, indicating a potential upside of 10.30%. Given DowDuPont’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe DowDuPont is more favorable than PolyOne Corporation.
This table compares PolyOne Corporation and DowDuPont’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
94.0% of PolyOne Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of PolyOne Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
PolyOne Corporation beats DowDuPont on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
PolyOne Corporation Company Profile
PolyOne Corporation (PolyOne) provides specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The Company’s segments include Color, Additives and Inks; Specialty Engineered Materials; Performance Products and Solutions, and PolyOne Distribution. The Color, Additives and Inks segment provides custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets. The Specialty Engineered Materials segment provides specialty polymer formulations, services and solutions for designers, assemblers and processors of thermoplastic materials. The Performance Products and Solutions segment consists of the Geon Performance Materials and Producer Services business units. As of December 31, 2016, the PolyOne Distribution segment distributed more than 4,000 grades of engineering and commodity grade resins.
DowDuPont Company Profile
DowDuPont Inc. is a holding company formed through the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). The Company’s business divisions include Agriculture division, Material Science division, and a Specialty Products division. The Agriculture Division offers a complete portfolio of products and technologies, and a pipeline of germplasm, traits and crop protection. The Materials Science Division provides solutions, such as packaging, transportation, infrastructure and customer care. The Specialty Products division provides solution for industrial, safety, energy, food, nutrition, construction, electronics and consumer goods industries. The company provides solutions to a range of markets, including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, military, printing, renewable energy, semiconductors, child nutrition, dietary supplements, carpet and apparel, fertilizer, and oil and gas/energy.
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