W.R. Grace & Co. (GRA) & Terravia (TVIAQ) Head-To-Head Survey

Terravia (OTCMKTS: TVIAQ) and W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of Terravia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.8% of W.R. Grace & Co. shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Terravia shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of W.R. Grace & Co. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Terravia and W.R. Grace & Co., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Terravia 0 1 0 0 2.00
W.R. Grace & Co. 0 3 7 0 2.70

Terravia presently has a consensus price target of $1.50, indicating a potential upside of 23,709.52%. W.R. Grace & Co. has a consensus price target of $81.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.67%. Given Terravia’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Terravia is more favorable than W.R. Grace & Co..

Profitability

This table compares Terravia and W.R. Grace & Co.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Terravia -413.48% N/A -61.89%
W.R. Grace & Co. 8.54% 48.03% 6.40%

Volatility & Risk

Terravia has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, W.R. Grace & Co. has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Terravia and W.R. Grace & Co.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Terravia $18.48 million 0.04 -$101.55 million ($1.10) -0.01
W.R. Grace & Co. $1.60 billion 2.99 $94.10 million $2.13 33.16

W.R. Grace & Co. has higher revenue and earnings than Terravia. Terravia is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than W.R. Grace & Co., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

W.R. Grace & Co. pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Terravia does not pay a dividend. W.R. Grace & Co. pays out 39.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

W.R. Grace & Co. beats Terravia on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Terravia

Solazyme, Inc. creates renewable oils and bioproducts. The Company’s technology uses microalgae in an industrial fermentation process to transform a range of plant-based sugars into triglyceride oils and other bioproducts. The Company offers Algenist, a skin and personal care product available at Sephora S.A. and its affiliates, QVC, Inc., SpaceNK Limited, select Nordstrom stores and ULTA Beauty. It offers intermediates/ingredients, such as Tailored oils, powdered oils, and other closely related products targeted at customers in the industrial products, food products and personal care products markets. The Company’s commercial focus is to sell oils, encapsulated oils and whole algal powdered products to companies that use them as intermediates and ingredients.

About W.R. Grace & Co.

W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The Company operates in two segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. The Grace Materials Technologies segment includes specialty materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials, used in coatings, consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. It Grace Catalysts Technologies segment produces and sells catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications, including Fluid catalytic cracking catalysts (FCC), Hydroprocessing catalysts (HPC), and Polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports.

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