FMC (NYSE:FMC) and Green Earth Technologies (OTCMKTS:GETG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares FMC and Green Earth Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Green Earth Technologies||N/A||N/A||N/A|
FMC pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Green Earth Technologies does not pay a dividend. FMC pays out 59.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FMC has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
90.0% of FMC shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of FMC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of Green Earth Technologies shares are owned by 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.
Risk & Volatility
FMC has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Green Earth Technologies has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for FMC and Green Earth Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Green Earth Technologies||0||0||0||0||N/A|
FMC currently has a consensus target price of $102.27, indicating a potential upside of 27.32%. Given FMC’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FMC is more favorable than Green Earth Technologies.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares FMC and Green Earth Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FMC||$2.88 billion||3.76||$535.80 million||$2.71||29.64|
|Green Earth Technologies||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
FMC has higher revenue and earnings than Green Earth Technologies.
FMC beats Green Earth Technologies on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About Green Earth Technologies
Green Earth Technologies, Inc. creates, develops, markets, sells, and distributes bio-based performance and cleaning products to the oil and gas well service, automotive aftermarket, outdoor power equipment, and marine markets worldwide. The company offers well services products, including well stimulation, sump remediation, and surface washing agents, as well as storage tank, oil field rig, and equipment cleaners; and performance products, such as motor oils, racing oils, engine oils, fuel stabilizers, and other lubricants. It also provides outdoor power equipment and cleaning chemicals comprising pressure washer equipment, multipurpose-multi surface cleaner, foam and oxy foam blaster, and grill and surface cleaner, as well as concrete cleaner and degreaser, siding and all purpose cleaner, and mold and mildew stain remover; and automotive appearance products consisting of car wash, wheel cleaner and brake dust shield, tire shine, glass cleaner, interior protectant, and rain repellent and anti-fog products. The company sells its products under the G-CLEAN, Well Wake-UP, G-OIL, and G-MARINE brands. It sells its products directly, as well as through distribution agreements with wholesalers, contractual arrangements with independent sales and marketing professionals, and the Internet. The company serves home centers, mass retail outlets, automotive stores, and equipment manufacturers. Green Earth Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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