Braskem (BAK) versus Wave Sync (WAYS) Financial Contrast

Braskem (NYSE:BAK) and Wave Sync (OTCMKTS:WAYS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Braskem and Wave Sync’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Braskem 4.89% 45.12% 4.90%
Wave Sync N/A -1,106.34% -487.74%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Braskem and Wave Sync, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Braskem 0 1 0 0 2.00
Wave Sync 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Braskem shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Braskem shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 42.5% of Wave Sync shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Braskem and Wave Sync’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Braskem $18.26 billion 0.64 $1.28 billion $3.20 9.19
Wave Sync $230,000.00 148.12 -$4.86 million N/A N/A

Braskem has higher revenue and earnings than Wave Sync.

Risk & Volatility

Braskem has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wave Sync has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Braskem pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Wave Sync does not pay a dividend. Braskem pays out 31.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Braskem beats Wave Sync on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Braskem

Braskem S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells thermoplastic resins. The company operates through Chemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, United States and Europe, and Mexico segments. The Chemicals segment produces and sells ethylene, propylene butadiene, toluene, xylene, cumene, and benzene, as well as gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas, and other petroleum derivatives; and supplies electric energy, steam, compressed air, and other inputs to second-generation producers. The Polyolefins segment produces and sells polyethylene and polypropylene. The Vinyls segment produces and sells polyvinyl chloride, caustic soda, and chloride. The United States and Europe segment produces and sells polypropylene in the United States and Europe. The Mexico segment produces and sells polyethylene. The company also produces basic petrochemicals; imports and exports chemicals, petrochemicals, and fuels; produces, supplies, and sells utilities, such as steam, water, compressed air, and industrial gases; and provides industrial services. The company was formerly known as Copene Petroquímica do Nordeste S.A. and changed its name to Braskem S.A. in 2002. Braskem S.A. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Braskem S.A. is a subsidiary of Odebrecht S.A.

About Wave Sync

Wave Sync Corp., a development stage company, engages in the design, development, and proliferation of next generation debit and credit cards for financial institutions in the United States. The company offers its products by employing secured encryption transmitted through audio wave technology. It also supplies and sells electronic inlays embedded with audio chips and other modules to card manufacturers. The company is based in Randolph, New Jersey.

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