Head to Head Survey: GCP Applied Technologies (GCP) & The Competition

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 competitors? We will compare GCP Applied Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for GCP Applied Technologies and its competitors, 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 101 466 685 26 2.50

GCP Applied Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.95%. As a group, “Chemicals & allied products” companies have a potential upside of 11.84%. Given GCP Applied Technologies’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GCP Applied Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

GCP Applied Technologies has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GCP Applied Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.1% of GCP Applied Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of GCP Applied Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GCP Applied Technologies $1.08 billion $553.40 million 47.77
GCP Applied Technologies Competitors $7.12 billion $610.16 million 25.10

GCP Applied Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than GCP Applied Technologies. GCP Applied Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares GCP Applied Technologies and its competitors’ 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 -119.34% 22.18% 4.99%

Summary

GCP Applied Technologies competitors beat GCP Applied Technologies on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

GCP Applied Technologies Company Profile

GCP Applied Technologies Inc. produces and sells specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials worldwide. Its Specialty Construction Chemicals segment offers concrete admixtures under the CONCERA, CLARENA, ADVA, STRUX, MIRA, TYTRO, POLARSET, ECLIPSE, DARACEM, DARASET, DCI, RECOVER, WRDA, and ZYLA brands; admixtures for decorative concrete under the PIERI brand; concrete production management system under the VERIFI and DUCTILCRETE brands; and cement additives under the OPTEVA HE, TAVERO VM, CBA, SYNCHRO, HEA2, TDA, and ESE brands. The company's Specialty Building Materials segment provides building envelope products to protect structures from water, and manages air and vapor transmission through building walls under the BITUTHENE, PREPRUFE, ADPRUFE, HYDRODUCT, ADCOR, SILCOR, PERM-A-BARRIER, ELIMINATOR, and INTEGRITANK brands; and residential building products comprising specialty roofing membranes and flexible flashings under the ICE & WATER SHIELD, TRI-FLEX, and VYCOR brands. This segment also offers fire protection products under the MONOKOTE brand; chemical grouts repair and remediation in waterproofing applications and soil stabilization under the DE NEEF, HYDRO ACTIVE, SWELLSEAL, and DE NEEF PURe brands for repair and remediation in waterproofing applications and soil stabilization; cementitious grouts and mortars for under filling and gap filling purposes under the BETEC brand; and specialty flooring products under the KOVARA and ORCON brands. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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