PolyOne (NYSE: POL) is one of 14 public companies in the “Plastics materials & resins” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare PolyOne to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for PolyOne and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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This table compares PolyOne and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.9% of PolyOne shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.9% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of PolyOne shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
PolyOne pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. PolyOne pays out 31.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 30.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PolyOne has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. PolyOne lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares PolyOne and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PolyOne||$3.23 billion||-$57.70 million||19.98|
|PolyOne Competitors||$9.05 billion||$413.23 million||17.45|
PolyOne’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than PolyOne. PolyOne is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
PolyOne has a beta of 1.65, indicating that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PolyOne’s peers have a beta of -2.66, indicating that their average stock price is 366% less volatile than the S&P 500.
PolyOne peers beat PolyOne on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
PolyOne Company Profile
PolyOne Corporation (PolyOne) provides specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The Company’s segments include Color, Additives and Inks; Specialty Engineered Materials; Performance Products and Solutions, and PolyOne Distribution. The Color, Additives and Inks segment provides custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets. The Specialty Engineered Materials segment provides specialty polymer formulations, services and solutions for designers, assemblers and processors of thermoplastic materials. The Performance Products and Solutions segment consists of the Geon Performance Materials and Producer Services business units. As of December 31, 2016, the PolyOne Distribution segment distributed more than 4,000 grades of engineering and commodity grade resins.
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