Kronos Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:KRO) and Aemetis Inc. (NASDAQ:AMTX), both competing one another are Specialty Chemicals companies. We will compare their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kronos Worldwide Inc.||1.67B||1.00||164.60M||1.77||7.52|
Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Kronos Worldwide Inc. and Aemetis Inc.
Table 2 represents Kronos Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:KRO) and Aemetis Inc. (NASDAQ:AMTX)’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kronos Worldwide Inc.||9.86%||19.3%||8.6%|
Risk and Volatility
A 2 beta means Kronos Worldwide Inc.’s volatility is 100.00% more than Standard and Poor’s 500’s volatility. Aemetis Inc.’s 58.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 0.42 beta.
The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Kronos Worldwide Inc. are 5 and 2.9 respectively. Its competitor Aemetis Inc.’s Current Ratio is 0.2 and its Quick Ratio is 0.1. Kronos Worldwide Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Aemetis Inc.
Kronos Worldwide Inc. pays out its dividends annually at $0.69 per share and 4.83% dividend yield. Aemetis Inc. does not offer a dividend.
Kronos Worldwide Inc. and Aemetis Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kronos Worldwide Inc.||1||0||1||2.50|
Kronos Worldwide Inc. has a 8.01% upside potential and a consensus price target of $15.5. Meanwhile, Aemetis Inc.’s consensus price target is $2.5, while its potential upside is 165.96%. The data from earlier shows that analysts view suggest that Aemetis Inc. seems more appealing than Kronos Worldwide Inc.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
Roughly 21.3% of Kronos Worldwide Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 31.5% of Aemetis Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 80.63% of Kronos Worldwide Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Competitively, insiders own roughly 10.86% of Aemetis Inc.’s shares.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|Kronos Worldwide Inc.||6.14%||-8.65%||-7.57%||-1.41%||-44.17%||15.54%|
For the past year Kronos Worldwide Inc. was less bullish than Aemetis Inc.
Kronos Worldwide Inc. beats Aemetis Inc. on 10 of the 14 factors.
Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2) in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for various products, such as paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, food, and cosmetics. The company also produces ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron-based chemicals, which are used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; titanium oxychloride for use in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices; and titanyl sulfate that is used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications. In addition, it sells and provides technical services for its products. The company sells its products under the Kronos brand through distributors and agents to paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.
Aemetis, Inc. operates as an international renewable fuels and bio-chemicals company in North America and India. It focuses on the production of advanced fuels and chemicals through the acquisition, development, and commercialization of technologies that replace traditional petroleum-based products by conversion of first-generation ethanol and biodiesel plants into advanced bio refineries. The company owns and operates a biodiesel plant in Kakinada, India; and an ethanol plant in Keyes, California. Aemetis, Inc. sells biodiesel and glycerin to resellers, distributors, and refiners through its sales force and independent sales agents, as well as to brokers who resell the product to end-users. It also produces ethanol; and wet distillers grains, distillers corn oil, and condensed distillers solubles to dairies and feedlots as animal feed. The company was formerly known as AE Biofuels, Inc. and changed its name to Aemetis, Inc. in November 2011. Aemetis, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.
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