Head-To-Head Analysis: Ingevity Corp (NGVT) versus Its Peers

Ingevity Corp (NASDAQ: NGVT) is one of 34 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Ingevity Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Ingevity Corp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingevity Corp 0 0 5 0 3.00
Ingevity Corp Competitors 106 827 1216 34 2.54

Ingevity Corp presently has a consensus price target of $73.20, indicating a potential downside of 2.63%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 2.59%. Given Ingevity Corp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ingevity Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ingevity Corp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingevity Corp N/A N/A 33.56
Ingevity Corp Competitors $4.14 billion $352.97 million 122.06

Ingevity Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ingevity Corp. Ingevity Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Ingevity Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingevity Corp 14.54% 66.54% 17.27%
Ingevity Corp Competitors -27.11% 24.51% 6.63%

Ingevity Corp Company Profile

Ingevity Corporation is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high performance carbon materials. The Company is also a manufacturer of activated carbon used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Company operates through two segments: Performance Materials and Performance Chemicals. The Performance Materials segment primarily produces automotive carbon products used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Performance Chemicals segment develops, manufactures and sells a range of specialty chemicals primarily derived from co-products of the Kraft pulping process. Its products are used in a range of applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions.

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