FMC (FMC) and Its Competitors Financial Contrast

FMC (NYSE: FMC) is one of 24 public companies in the “Chemicals & allied products” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare FMC to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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90.5% of FMC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of FMC 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares FMC and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FMC 18.61% 16.82% 5.40%
FMC Competitors -119.34% 22.18% 4.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for FMC and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FMC 0 4 14 0 2.78
FMC Competitors 101 466 685 26 2.50

FMC presently has a consensus price target of $97.89, indicating a potential upside of 20.11%. As a group, “Chemicals & allied products” companies have a potential upside of 10.62%. Given FMC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe FMC is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FMC and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FMC $2.88 billion $535.80 million 30.07
FMC Competitors $7.12 billion $610.16 million 25.06

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

Risk and Volatility

FMC has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FMC’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

FMC pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. FMC pays out 24.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Chemicals & allied products” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 30.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. FMC has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

FMC beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

FMC Company Profile

FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for the agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, FMC Agricultural Solutions and FMC Lithium. The FMC Agricultural Solutions segment develops, manufactures, markets, and sells crop protection chemicals, including insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are used in agriculture to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a range of insects, weeds, and diseases, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. The FMC Lithium segment manufactures lithium for use in batteries, polymers, pharmaceuticals, greases and lubricants, glass and ceramics, and other industrial uses. FMC Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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