Canada Jetlines (JETMF) and Fairmount Santrol (FMSA) Head to Head Comparison

Canada Jetlines (OTCMKTS:JETMF) and Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.5% of Fairmount Santrol shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Fairmount Santrol shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Canada Jetlines has a beta of -0.36, indicating that its share price is 136% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fairmount Santrol has a beta of 2.13, indicating that its share price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Canada Jetlines and Fairmount Santrol’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Canada Jetlines N/A N/A N/A
Fairmount Santrol 8.89% 33.29% 7.96%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Canada Jetlines and Fairmount Santrol’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Canada Jetlines N/A N/A -$2.37 million N/A N/A
Fairmount Santrol $959.79 million 1.32 $53.78 million $0.24 23.46

Fairmount Santrol has higher revenue and earnings than Canada Jetlines.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Canada Jetlines and Fairmount Santrol, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Canada Jetlines 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fairmount Santrol 0 5 5 0 2.50

Fairmount Santrol has a consensus target price of $6.38, suggesting a potential upside of 13.23%. Given Fairmount Santrol’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fairmount Santrol is more favorable than Canada Jetlines.


Fairmount Santrol beats Canada Jetlines on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Canada Jetlines Company Profile

Canada Jetlines Ltd. operates as an ultra-low cost carrier scheduled airline. The company plans to operate flights across Canada; and provide non-stop services from Canada to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It also provides services to passengers, such as in-flight food and baggage. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Fairmount Santrol Company Profile

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides sand-based proppant solutions for exploration and production companies. The company operates in two segments, Proppant Solutions and Industrial & Recreational Products. The Proppant Solutions segment primarily provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, and northern Europe. Its products include northern white frac sand, API-spec brown sand, and coated sand products; and Propel SSP product that utilizes a polymer coating applied to a proppant substrate. The Industrial & Recreational Products segment offers raw, coated, and custom blended sands for use in building products, foundry, glass, turf and landscape, and filtration industries primarily in North America. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. also supplies proppants to oilfield service companies. The company was formerly known as FMSA Holdings Inc. and changed its name to Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. in July 2015. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Chesterland, Ohio.

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