Head-To-Head Contrast: Fairmount Santrol Holdings (NYSE:FMSA) vs. The Competition

Fairmount Santrol Holdings (NYSE: FMSA) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Fairmount Santrol Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fairmount Santrol Holdings 1 8 9 0 2.44
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors 432 2262 3103 116 2.49

Fairmount Santrol Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $7.11, suggesting a potential upside of 52.50%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 23.15%. Given Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Fairmount Santrol Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Fairmount Santrol Holdings $535.01 million -$140.19 million 77.67
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors $1.80 billion -$310.52 million -734.57

Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Fairmount Santrol Holdings. Fairmount Santrol Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fairmount Santrol Holdings 1.69% 4.05% 0.86%
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors -12.96% -5.62% -3.52%

Volatility & Risk

Fairmount Santrol Holdings has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.61, suggesting that their average stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.2% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Fairmount Santrol Holdings beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Fairmount Santrol Holdings

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Proppant Solutions, and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. Its Proppant Solutions segment provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the United States and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, northern Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Its I&R segment provides raw, coated, and custom blended sands to the foundry, building products, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries in North America. Its asset base includes approximately 800 million tons of proven and probable mineral reserves. As of March 2017, the Company had 10 sand processing facilities with 16.8 million tons of annual sand processing capacity. Its coating facilities include operations in Mexico, Denmark and China, through which it serves international oil and gas markets.

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