Reviewing Loop Industries (NASDAQ:LOOP) & Johnson Matthey (NASDAQ:JMPLY)

Loop Industries (NASDAQ:LOOP) and Johnson Matthey (OTCMKTS:JMPLY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Loop Industries and Johnson Matthey, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Loop Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Johnson Matthey 1 0 3 0 2.50



Loop Industries presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.99%. Given Loop Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Loop Industries is more favorable than Johnson Matthey.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Loop Industries and Johnson Matthey’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Loop Industries N/A N/A -$17.54 million ($0.39) -31.08
Johnson Matthey $13.99 billion 0.59 $537.83 million $5.96 14.35

Johnson Matthey has higher revenue and earnings than Loop Industries. Loop Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Johnson Matthey, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Loop Industries has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Johnson Matthey has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Johnson Matthey pays an annual dividend of $3.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Loop Industries does not pay a dividend. Johnson Matthey pays out 52.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.5% of Loop Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Johnson Matthey shares are owned by institutional investors. 55.1% of Loop Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Loop Industries and Johnson Matthey’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Loop Industries N/A -292.60% -117.38%
Johnson Matthey N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Johnson Matthey beats Loop Industries on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Loop Industries Company Profile

Loop Industries, Inc. focuses on depolymerizing waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics and polyester fibers into base building blocks. It re-polymerized monomers into virgin-quality PET plastic for use in food-grade plastic packaging, such as water and soda bottles, as well as polyester fibers for textile applications. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Terrebonne, Canada.

Johnson Matthey Company Profile

Johnson Matthey is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, they improve the function, performance and safety of their customers’ products. Their science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 13,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with their network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.

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