Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTRQ) and Mitsubishi Chemical Group (OTCMKTS:MTLHF) Head to Head Survey

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTRQGet Free Report) and Mitsubishi Chemical Group (OTCMKTS:MTLHFGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Venator Materials and Mitsubishi Chemical Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Venator Materials $2.17 billion 47.52 -$188.00 million ($3.28) -294.21
Mitsubishi Chemical Group N/A N/A N/A $25.94 0.23

Mitsubishi Chemical Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Venator Materials. Venator Materials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mitsubishi Chemical Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Venator Materials and Mitsubishi Chemical Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Venator Materials 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mitsubishi Chemical Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Venator Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.7% of Mitsubishi Chemical Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.7% of Venator Materials shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares Venator Materials and Mitsubishi Chemical Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Venator Materials -18.19% -47.15% -8.22%
Mitsubishi Chemical Group N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Mitsubishi Chemical Group beats Venator Materials on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Venator Materials

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Venator Materials PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets chemical products in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives. The Titanium Dioxide segment offers titanium dioxide (TiO2), such as rutile, anatase, and ultrafine TiO2 products for use in coatings, printing inks, PVC window frames, plastic masterbatches, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, polyester and polyamide fibers, catalysts, and cosmetics products. The Performance Additives segment provides barium and zinc additives for use in coatings, films, and paper and glass fiber reinforced plastics; and colored inorganic pigments comprising iron oxides, ultramarines, specialty inorganic chemicals, and driers for construction, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, inks, catalyst, and laminates. This segment also offers wood protection chemicals for use in residential and commercial applications to prolong the life through protection from decay, fungal, and insect attack; timber treatment chemicals for use in decking, fencing, and other residential outdoor wood structures; and industrial construction products for use in telephone poles, and salt water piers and pilings. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Stockton-On-Tees, the United Kingdom. On May 14, 2023, Venator Materials PLC, along with its affiliates filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

About Mitsubishi Chemical Group

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Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation provides performance products, chemicals, industrial gases, health care products, and other products in Japan and internationally. The company offers polyester films for various applications, including optical materials, for electronic displays; industrial materials for electronic components, automotive parts, and medical equipment; and packaging materials for food and other products. It also provides high-performance engineering plastics, as well as advanced solutions; industrial materials, such as MMA, petrochemicals, carbon products, and industrial gages; and pharma and regenerative medicines. In addition, the company offers engineering, transportation, and warehousing services. Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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