Head-To-Head Comparison: Perimeter Solutions (NYSE:PRM) and Olin (NYSE:OLN)

Perimeter Solutions (NYSE:PRMGet Rating) and Olin (NYSE:OLNGet Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Perimeter Solutions and Olin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perimeter Solutions N/A N/A N/A
Olin 14.55% 59.61% 15.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Perimeter Solutions and Olin, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perimeter Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
Olin 0 2 11 0 2.85

Perimeter Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 37.11%. Olin has a consensus price target of $70.75, suggesting a potential upside of 29.01%. Given Perimeter Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Perimeter Solutions is more favorable than Olin.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.1% of Olin shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.0% of Olin shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Perimeter Solutions and Olin’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Perimeter Solutions $362.34 million N/A -$659.83 million N/A N/A
Olin $8.91 billion 0.95 $1.30 billion $7.95 6.90

Olin has higher revenue and earnings than Perimeter Solutions.

Summary

Olin beats Perimeter Solutions on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Perimeter Solutions (Get Rating)

Perimeter Solutions, SA manufactures and supplies firefighting products and lubricant additives in the United States, Germany, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Fire Safety and Oil Additives. The Fire Safety segment provides fire retardants and firefighting foams, as well as specialized equipment and services for federal, state, provincial, local/municipal, and commercial customers. The Oil Additives segment produces Phosphorus Pentasulfide which is primarily used in the preparation of lubricant additives, including a family of compounds called Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphates. The company offers its products under the brands PHOS-CHEK, FIRE-TROL, AUXQUIMIA, SOLBERG. and BIOGEMA. Perimeter Solutions, SA was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

About Olin (Get Rating)

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls; Epoxy; and Winchester. The Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls segment offers chlorine and caustic soda, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers, methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products, potassium hydroxide, chlorinated organics intermediates and solvents, and sodium hypochlorite. The Epoxy segment provides epoxy materials and precursors, including aromatics, such as acetone, bisphenol, cumene, and phenol, as well as allyl chloride, epichlorohydrin, and glycerin used for the manufacturers of polymers, resins and other plastic materials, and water purification; liquid and solid epoxy resins that are used in adhesives, marines, protective coatings, composites, and flooring; and converted epoxy resins and additives for use in electrical laminates, paints and coatings, wind blades, electronics, and construction. The Winchester segment offers sporting ammunition products, including shotshells, small caliber centerfire, and rimfire ammunition products for hunters and recreational shooters, and law enforcement agencies; small caliber military ammunition products for use in infantry and mounted weapons; and industrial products comprising gauge loads and powder-actuated tool loads for maintenance applications in power and concrete industries, and powder-actuated tools in construction industry. The company markets its products through its sales force, as well as directly to various industrial customers, mass merchants, retailers, wholesalers, other distributors, and the U.S. Government and its prime contractors. Olin Corporation was incorporated in 1892 and is based in Clayton, Missouri.

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