Comparing CSW Industrials (CSWI) and Its Competitors

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

Profitability

This table compares CSW Industrials and its peers’ 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%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CSW Industrials and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CSW Industrials $341.00 million $58.23 million 44.59
CSW Industrials Competitors $4.37 billion $978.27 million 29.65

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for CSW Industrials and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSW Industrials 0 0 1 0 3.00
CSW Industrials Competitors 188 995 1269 55 2.48

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 0.12%. Given CSW Industrials’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CSW Industrials has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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 insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” 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.

Risk and Volatility

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

Summary

CSW Industrials peers beat CSW Industrials on 8 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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