Comparing Nanophase Technologies (NANX) & Its Competitors

Nanophase Technologies (OTCMKTS:NANXGet Rating) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Toilet preparations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Nanophase Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.8% of shares of all “Toilet preparations” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Nanophase Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.3% of shares of all “Toilet preparations” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Nanophase Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nanophase Technologies -9.95% -59.94% -11.51%
Nanophase Technologies Competitors -22.62% 10.28% -6.84%

Risk & Volatility

Nanophase Technologies has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nanophase Technologies’ peers have a beta of 33.68, suggesting that their average stock price is 3,268% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nanophase Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nanophase Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nanophase Technologies Competitors 132 1031 1158 26 2.46

As a group, “Toilet preparations” companies have a potential upside of 18.46%. Given Nanophase Technologies’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Nanophase Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nanophase Technologies and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nanophase Technologies $37.32 million -$2.62 million -14.75
Nanophase Technologies Competitors $5.75 billion $293.78 million 38.36

Nanophase Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Nanophase Technologies. Nanophase Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Nanophase Technologies peers beat Nanophase Technologies on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Nanophase Technologies

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Nanophase Technologies Corp. engages in the development and provision of engineered nanomaterial solutions. The firm’s products include antimony tin oxide, bismuth oxide, cerium oxide, iron oxide, and zinc oxide. It serves the personal care, plastics, textiles, exterior coatings, integrated circuit and data storage, optical surface polishing, and energy markets. The company was founded by Richard W. Siegel on November 25, 1989 and is headquartered in Romeoville, IL.

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