Comparing Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (SHI) & The Competition

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE: SHI) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Plastics materials & resins” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical 6.51% 22.93% 16.55%
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors 6.60% 23.59% 8.10%

Dividends

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical pays an annual dividend of $3.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical pays out 39.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 30.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical $11.72 billion $909.19 million 7.83
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors $9.05 billion $413.23 million 17.43

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical’s peers have a beta of -2.68, meaning that their average stock price is 368% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical 0 2 1 0 2.33
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors 42 360 667 22 2.61

As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies have a potential upside of 13.75%. Given Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.4% of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.9% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical peers beat Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Profile

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited (Shanghai Petrochemical) is a petrochemical company. The Company and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in processing crude oil into synthetic fibers, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemicals and petroleum products. The Company operates in five operating segments. The synthetic fibres segment produces polyester and acrylic fibers, which are used in the textile and apparel industries. The resins and plastics segment produces polyester chips, polyethylene resins and films, polypropylene resins and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) granules. The intermediate petrochemicals segment produces p-xylene, benzene and ethylene oxide. The petroleum products segment is equipped with crude oil distillation facilities used to produce vacuum and atmospheric gas oils used as feedstock of the Company’s downstream processing facilities. The trading of petrochemical products segment is engaged in importing and exporting of petrochemical products.

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