GCP Applied Technologies (GCP) and Its Rivals Financial Survey

GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE: GCP) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Chemicals & allied products” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare GCP Applied Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.1% of GCP Applied Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.7% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of GCP Applied Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.



Profitability

This table compares GCP Applied Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GCP Applied Technologies 51.03% 23.54% 3.23%
GCP Applied Technologies Competitors -126.34% 22.82% 5.01%

Risk & Volatility

GCP Applied Technologies has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GCP Applied Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.08, indicating that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for GCP Applied Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCP Applied Technologies 0 1 1 0 2.50
GCP Applied Technologies Competitors 104 465 683 26 2.49

GCP Applied Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.44%. As a group, “Chemicals & allied products” companies have a potential upside of 15.01%. Given GCP Applied Technologies’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GCP Applied Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GCP Applied Technologies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GCP Applied Technologies $1.08 billion $553.40 million 45.86
GCP Applied Technologies Competitors $7.08 billion $553.10 million 24.48

GCP Applied Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than GCP Applied Technologies. GCP Applied Technologies 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.

Summary

GCP Applied Technologies beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

GCP Applied Technologies Company Profile

GCP Applied Technologies Inc. produces and sells specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings. The Company operates through two segments: Specialty Construction Chemicals and Specialty Building Materials. The Specialty Construction Chemicals segment manufactures and markets products to manage performance of Portland cement, and materials based on Portland cement, such as concrete admixtures and cement additives, as well as concrete production management systems. The Specialty Building Materials segment manufactures and markets building envelope products, residential building products and specialty construction products. Its brands include ADVA, CBA, MIRA, ADPRUFE, DARABLEND and APPERTA.

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