Mitsui Chemicals (OTCMKTS:MITUY) & PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) Head to Head Contrast

Mitsui Chemicals (OTCMKTS:MITUYGet Free Report) and PPG Industries (NYSE:PPGGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.


Mitsui Chemicals pays an annual dividend of $9.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 65.4%. PPG Industries pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Mitsui Chemicals pays out -9.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PPG Industries pays out 48.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PPG Industries has raised its dividend for 53 consecutive years. Mitsui Chemicals is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.2% of PPG Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of PPG Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mitsui Chemicals and PPG Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsui Chemicals N/A N/A N/A ($93.89) -0.15
PPG Industries $18.25 billion 1.78 $1.27 billion $5.34 25.82

PPG Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Mitsui Chemicals. Mitsui Chemicals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PPG Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Mitsui Chemicals and PPG Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitsui Chemicals 0 0 1 0 3.00
PPG Industries 1 7 8 0 2.44

PPG Industries has a consensus price target of $157.13, suggesting a potential upside of 13.98%. Given PPG Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PPG Industries is more favorable than Mitsui Chemicals.


This table compares Mitsui Chemicals and PPG Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitsui Chemicals N/A N/A N/A
PPG Industries 6.96% 23.51% 8.33%


PPG Industries beats Mitsui Chemicals on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mitsui Chemicals

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Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. engages in the mobility, life and health care, basic and green materials, ICT, and other businesses worldwide. The company's develops elastomers, performance compounds, polypropylene compounds, and other materials; offers vision care materials, nonwoven fabrics and personal care materials, agrochemical products, and oral care and orthopedic materials. It offers semiconductor and assembly solutions, including process tapes, industrial films and sheets, smartphone camera lens materials, high-performance packaging materials, packaging films, and other products; imaging solutions, such as lens materials, materials for reflective films, and LCD and OLED sealing materials; battery material solutions; and converting solutions, including L-LDPE films, heat sealants, barrier coating materials, and packaging adhesives. In addition, the company offers petrochemicals, which comprise ethylene, propylene, high- and low-density polyethylene; basic chemicals, such as phenol, bisphenol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, methyl isobutyl ketone, terephthalic acid, PET resin, ethylene oxide and glycol, hydroquinone, meta/para-cresol, ammonia, urea, and melamine; and polyurethane raw materials. It sells its products in Japan, China, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and internationally. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About PPG Industries

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PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes paints, coatings, and specialty materials in the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through two segments, Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings. The Performance Coatings segment offers coatings, solvents, adhesives, sealants, sundries, and software for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing, light industrial coatings, and specialty coatings for signs; wood stains; paints, thermoplastics, pavement marking products, and other advanced technologies for pavement marking for government, commercial infrastructure, painting, and maintenance contractors; and coatings, sealants, transparencies, transparent armor, adhesives, engineered materials, and packaging and chemical management services for commercial, military, regional jet, and general aviation aircraft. The Industrial Coatings segment offers coatings, adhesives and sealants, and metal pretreatments, as well as services and coatings applications for appliances, agricultural and construction equipment, consumer electronics, automotive parts and accessories, building products, kitchenware, and transportation vehicles and other finished products; and on-site coatings services. It also provides coatings for metal cans, closures, plastic and aluminum tubes for food, beverage and personal care, promotional, and specialty packaging; amorphous precipitated silica for tire, battery separator, and other end-uses; TESLIN substrates for labels, e-passports, drivers' licenses, breathable membranes, and loyalty and identification cards; and organic light emitting diode materials, displays and lighting lens materials, optical lenses, color-change products, and photochromic dyes. PPG Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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