Trinseo (TSE) versus ForceField Energy (FNRG) Critical Comparison

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) and ForceField Energy (OTCMKTS:FNRG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Trinseo pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. ForceField Energy does not pay a dividend. Trinseo pays out 19.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Trinseo and ForceField Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trinseo 8.11% 59.09% 14.80%
ForceField Energy N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Trinseo and ForceField Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trinseo 0 2 5 0 2.71
ForceField Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Trinseo currently has a consensus price target of $84.83, suggesting a potential upside of 59.61%. Given Trinseo’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Trinseo is more favorable than ForceField Energy.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.4% of Trinseo shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Trinseo shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 26.3% of ForceField Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Trinseo and ForceField Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trinseo $4.45 billion 0.51 $328.30 million $8.13 6.54
ForceField Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Trinseo has higher revenue and earnings than ForceField Energy.

Summary

Trinseo beats ForceField Energy on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Trinseo Company Profile

Trinseo S.A., a materials company, manufactures and markets synthetic rubber, latex binders, and plastic products in Europe, the United States, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through Latex Binders, Synthetic Rubber, Performance Plastics, Basic Plastics, Feedstocks, and Americas Styrenics segments. The Latex Binders segment offers styrene-butadiene, styrene-acrylate, vinylidene chloride, and butadiene-methacrylate latex products for the commercial and niche carpet markets, as well as performance latex products for the adhesive, building and construction, and technical textile paper markets. The Synthetic Rubber segment provides styrene-butadiene rubber, emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber, nickel polybutadiene rubber, and neodymium polybutadiene rubber for use in tires, modifiers, and technical rubber products. The Performance Plastics segment offers engineered compounds and blend products for the automotive, consumer electronics, medical, electrical, and lighting markets. The Basic Plastics segment provides polystyrene, polycarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, and styrene-acrylonitrile for use in appliances, food packaging and food service disposables, consumer electronics, and building and construction materials. The Feedstocks segment offers styrene monomer, a basic building block of plastics. The Americas Styrenics segment provides styrene and polystyrene, as well as general purpose polystyrenes, high heat, high impact resin, and STYRON A-TECH polystyrene products. The company's products are also used in carpet and artificial turf backing, coated and specialty paper, and other markets. Trinseo S.A. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

ForceField Energy Company Profile

ForceField Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides lighting products and solutions for enhancing energy efficiency in China and the United States. It distributes light emitting diode, and other commercial lighting products and fixtures. The company was formerly known as SunSi Energies Inc. and changed its name to ForceField Energy Inc. in February 2013. ForceField Energy Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida.

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