Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) and Green Earth Technologies (OTCMKTS:GETG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
Huntsman has a beta of 2.31, indicating that its stock price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Green Earth Technologies has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Huntsman and Green Earth Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Green Earth Technologies||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Huntsman currently has a consensus price target of $33.39, indicating a potential upside of 57.20%. Given Huntsman’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Huntsman is more favorable than Green Earth Technologies.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Huntsman and Green Earth Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Huntsman||$8.36 billion||0.61||$636.00 million||$2.48||8.56|
|Green Earth Technologies||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Huntsman has higher revenue and earnings than Green Earth Technologies.
This table compares Huntsman 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|
Huntsman pays an annual dividend of $0.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Green Earth Technologies does not pay a dividend. Huntsman pays out 26.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
77.5% of Huntsman shares are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of Huntsman shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of Green Earth Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Huntsman beats Green Earth Technologies on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Huntsman Corporation, through its subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC, manufactures and sells differentiated organic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, and Textile Effects. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, polyols, thermoplastic polyurethane, propylene oxide, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products. The Performance Products segment manufactures amines, maleic anhydrides, surfactants, linear alkyl-benzene, ethylene glycol, ethylene oxide, olefins, and technology licenses. The Advanced Materials segment offers epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane-based polymers formulations; high performance thermoset resins and curing agents; and base liquid and solid resins. The Textile Effects segment provides textile chemicals, dyes, and inks. The company's products are used in various applications, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, coatings and construction, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
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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