Critical Contrast: Fairmount Santrol Holdings (FMSA) and Its Peers

Fairmount Santrol Holdings (NYSE: FMSA) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Fairmount Santrol Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Fairmount Santrol Holdings has a beta of 2.06, indicating that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.59, indicating that their average stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fairmount Santrol Holdings 2 8 9 0 2.37
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors 407 2076 2930 114 2.50

Fairmount Santrol Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $6.79, indicating a potential upside of 57.48%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 22.66%. Given Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Fairmount Santrol Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fairmount Santrol Holdings -6.11% -24.37% -3.68%
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors -16.15% -9.54% -5.03%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.8% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of Fairmount Santrol Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fairmount Santrol Holdings and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fairmount Santrol Holdings $681.12 million $84.28 million -21.55
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Competitors $2.04 billion $273.78 million -16.07

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

Summary

Fairmount Santrol Holdings rivals beat Fairmount Santrol Holdings on 7 of the 12 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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