PQ Group (PQG) and The Competition Financial Comparison

PQ Group (NYSE: PQG) is one of 32 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare PQ Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.3% of PQ Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PQ Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PQ Group 0 3 7 0 2.70
PQ Group Competitors 106 832 1205 36 2.54

PQ Group presently has a consensus price target of $19.75, indicating a potential upside of 20.28%. As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 0.70%. Given PQ Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PQ Group is more favorable than its peers.


This table compares PQ Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PQ Group N/A N/A N/A
PQ Group Competitors -30.95% 23.09% 5.39%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PQ Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PQ Group $1.06 billion -$79.74 million N/A
PQ Group Competitors $4.14 billion $352.97 million 131.26

PQ Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than PQ Group.


PQ Group peers beat PQ Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

PQ Group Company Profile

PQ Group Holdings Inc is a global provider of catalysts, specialty materials, chemicals and services that enable environmental improvements. The Company’s products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with fuel efficiency. The Company has developed zeolite-based catalysts to reduce pollutants in diesel engines. The Company’s segments include environmental catalysts and services, and performance materials and chemicals. Environmental catalysts and services segment has three product groups, including silica catalysts, zeolite catalysts, and refining services. Silica catalysts product group sells both the finished catalyst and catalysts supports, for the production of high-density polyethylene (HDPE).zeolite catalysts product group is a supplier of emissions control catalysts as well as a supplier of specialty catalysts, precursors, and formulations. Performance materials and chemicals segment has two product groups, including performance materials and performance chemicals.

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