Terravia Holdings (NASDAQ: TVIA) and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Terravia Holdings and Huntsman Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Terravia Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $1.50, indicating a potential upside of 3,659.40%. Huntsman Corporation has a consensus price target of $29.71, indicating a potential upside of 5.03%. Given Terravia Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Terravia Holdings is more favorable than Huntsman Corporation.
Risk & Volatility
Terravia Holdings has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Huntsman Corporation has a beta of 2.79, meaning that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Terravia Holdings and Huntsman Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Huntsman Corporation||$9.84 billion||0.69||$1.18 billion||$1.76||16.07|
Huntsman Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Terravia Holdings. Terravia Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Huntsman Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Terravia Holdings and Huntsman Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Huntsman Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Terravia Holdings does not pay a dividend. Huntsman Corporation pays out 28.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
43.4% of Terravia Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.1% of Huntsman Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of Terravia Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of Huntsman Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Huntsman Corporation beats Terravia Holdings on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Terravia Holdings Company Profile
Solazyme, Inc. creates renewable oils and bioproducts. The Company’s technology uses microalgae in an industrial fermentation process to transform a range of plant-based sugars into triglyceride oils and other bioproducts. The Company offers Algenist, a skin and personal care product available at Sephora S.A. and its affiliates, QVC, Inc., SpaceNK Limited, select Nordstrom stores and ULTA Beauty. It offers intermediates/ingredients, such as Tailored oils, powdered oils, and other closely related products targeted at customers in the industrial products, food products and personal care products markets. The Company’s commercial focus is to sell oils, encapsulated oils and whole algal powdered products to companies that use them as intermediates and ingredients.
Huntsman Corporation Company Profile
Huntsman Corporation is a manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products and of inorganic chemical products. The Company operates all of its businesses through its subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC (Huntsman International). The Company operates through five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives. Its Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials and Textile Effects segments produce differentiated organic chemical products and its Pigments and Additives segment produces inorganic chemical products. The Company’s products are used in a range of applications, including those in the adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, digital inks, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals and dye industries.
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