Reviewing CSW Industrials (CSWI) and The Competition

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

Volatility and Risk

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


This table compares CSW Industrials and its rivals’ 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% 23.86% 5.35%

Insider and Institutional 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CSW Industrials $341.00 million $58.23 million 45.00
CSW Industrials Competitors $4.37 billion $977.53 million 32.26

CSW Industrials’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CSW Industrials. CSW Industrials is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for CSW Industrials and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSW Industrials 0 0 1 0 3.00
CSW Industrials Competitors 190 1005 1278 56 2.47

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 0.47%. Given CSW Industrials’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CSW Industrials has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


CSW Industrials rivals beat CSW Industrials on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About CSW Industrials

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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