Oil-Dri Co. of America (NYSE:ODC – Get Rating) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Oil-Dri Co. of America to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.
Risk & Volatility
Oil-Dri Co. of America has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oil-Dri Co. of America’s competitors have a beta of -0.53, meaning that their average share price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings for Oil-Dri Co. of America and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America Competitors||49||160||385||6||2.58|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Oil-Dri Co. of America and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America||$304.98 million||$11.11 million||216.75|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America Competitors||$1.60 billion||$104.56 million||21.75|
Oil-Dri Co. of America’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Oil-Dri Co. of America. Oil-Dri Co. of America is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
45.4% of Oil-Dri Co. of America shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Oil-Dri Co. of America shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Oil-Dri Co. of America and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America||0.32%||4.38%||2.86%|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America Competitors||-119.14%||-15.22%||-10.50%|
Oil-Dri Co. of America pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Oil-Dri Co. of America pays out 933.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 52.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Oil-Dri Co. of America has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.
Oil-Dri Co. of America beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
About Oil-Dri Co. of America
Oil-Dri Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets sorbent products in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Retail and Wholesale Products Group; and Business to Business Products Group. The company provides agricultural and horticultural products, including mineral-based absorbent products that serve as chemical carriers, drying agents, and growing media under the Agsorb, Verge, and Flo-Fre brand names. It also offers animal health and nutrition products for the livestock industry under the Amlan, Calibrin, Varium, Neoprime, MD-09, and Pel-Unite and Pel-Unite Plus brand names; and bleaching clay and purification aid products for bleaching, purification, and filtration applications under the Pure-Flo, Perform, Select, and Ultra-Clear brand names. In addition, the company provides cat litter products, such as scoopable and non-clumping litters under the Cat's Pride and Jonny Cat brand names; industrial and automotive sorbent products from clay, polypropylene, and recycled materials that absorb oil, acid, paint, ink, water, and other liquids under the Oil-Dri brand name; and sports products for use on baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields under the Pro's Choice brand name. Its customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, pet specialty retail outlets, dollar stores, retail grocery stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies, and sports field product and sports turf material users; processors and refiners of edible oils, petroleum-based oils, and biodiesel fuel; manufacturers of animal feed and agricultural chemicals; distributors of animal health and nutrition products; and marketers of consumer products. Oil-Dri Corporation of America was founded in 1941 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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