Comparing Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC) & OM Group (OMG)

Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE: OEC) and OM Group (NYSE:OMG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.


Orion Engineered Carbons pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. OM Group does not pay a dividend. Orion Engineered Carbons pays out 66.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.6% of Orion Engineered Carbons shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Orion Engineered Carbons and OM Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orion Engineered Carbons $1.33 billion 1.28 $75.53 million $1.21 23.55
OM Group N/A N/A N/A ($6.13) N/A

Orion Engineered Carbons has higher revenue and earnings than OM Group. OM Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Orion Engineered Carbons, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Orion Engineered Carbons and OM Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orion Engineered Carbons 5.69% 123.23% 9.03%
OM Group 3.68% 4.22% 2.58%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Orion Engineered Carbons and OM Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orion Engineered Carbons 0 1 6 0 2.86
OM Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Orion Engineered Carbons presently has a consensus price target of $28.33, suggesting a potential downside of 0.58%.


Orion Engineered Carbons beats OM Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Orion Engineered Carbons Company Profile

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. is a producer of carbon black. The Company operates through two segments: Specialty Carbon Black and Rubber Carbon Black. The Specialty Carbon Black segment is engaged in the production of specialty carbon black. The Rubber Carbon Black segment is involved in the production of rubber carbon black. As of December 31, 2016, it operated a diversified carbon black business with over 280 specialty carbon black grades and approximately 80 rubber carbon black grades. Carbon black is used as a pigment and as a performance additive in coatings, polymers, printing and special applications (specialty carbon black), and in the reinforcement of rubber in tires and mechanical rubber goods (rubber carbon black). As of December 31, 2016, it operated a global platform of 13 production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and South Africa and three sales companies, as well as one jointly-owned production plant in Germany.

OM Group Company Profile

OM Group, Inc. is a United States-based industrial company. The Company is engaged in serving global markets, including automotive systems, electronic devices, aerospace and defense, industrial and medical. It operates in three business segments: Magnetic Technologies, Battery Technologies and Specialty Chemicals. Its Magnetic Technologies segment develops, manufactures and distributes industrial-use magnetic materials and related products to an array of end markets, including automotive systems, electrical installation technology, industrial, retail and renewable energy. The Company’s Battery Technologies segment provides batteries, battery management systems, and energetic devices for defense, space and medical markets. The Company’s Specialty Chemicals segment develops, produces and supplies chemicals for electronic applications, industrial applications including coatings, composites and tire, and photomasks used by customers to produce semiconductors and related products.

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