Analyzing Akzo Nobel (AKZOF) and Its Rivals

Akzo Nobel (OTCMKTS:AKZOFGet Free Report) is one of 126 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Akzo Nobel to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Akzo Nobel and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Akzo Nobel N/A N/A 27.68
Akzo Nobel Competitors $3.03 billion $140.25 million 8.67

Akzo Nobel’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Akzo Nobel. Akzo Nobel is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Akzo Nobel and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akzo Nobel 0 0 0 0 N/A
Akzo Nobel Competitors 810 3088 3937 63 2.41

As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 43.23%. Given Akzo Nobel’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Akzo Nobel has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares Akzo Nobel and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akzo Nobel N/A N/A N/A
Akzo Nobel Competitors -19.18% -37.07% -3.87%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

43.0% of Akzo Nobel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.8% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 25.2% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Akzo Nobel beats its peers on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Akzo Nobel

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Akzo Nobel N.V. engages in the production and sale of paints and coatings worldwide. It offers decorative paints, including paints, lacquers, and varnishes; and a range of mixing machines and color concepts for the building and renovation industry, as well as specialty coatings. The company also provides performance coatings that protect and enhance ships, cars, aircraft, yachts, architectural components, consumer goods, and oil and gas facilities. It offers its products primarily under AkzoNobel, Alabastine, Alba, Andercol, Apla, Armstead Trade, Astral, AwlGrip, Dulux, Bruguer, Cetabever, Cetol, Chemcraft, Colourland Paints, Coral, Cromadex, Cuprinol, Dynacoat, Flexa, Glitsa, Grip-Gard, Zweihorn, Xylazel, Xyladecor, Wanda, Vpowdertech, Vivechrom, U-tech, Trimetal, Titanlux, Taubmans, Sparlack, Sikkens, Savana, and Salcomix, as well as Sadolin, Resicoat, Relest, Procolor, Polyfilla, Polycell, Pinotex, Pintuco, Oxirite, Nordsjo, Molto, Modern Classikk, Maxilite, Mauvilac, Mason CT, Marshall, Laxol, Levis, Lesonal, Interpon, International, Interlux, Innenweis, Inca, Herbol, and Hammerite brands. The company was formerly known as Akzo NV and changed its name to Akzo Nobel N.V. in 1994. Akzo Nobel N.V. was founded in 1646 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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