Comparing Methanex (MEOH) and Dyadic International (DYAI)

Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) and Dyadic International (OTCMKTS:DYAI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.0% of Methanex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Dyadic International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Methanex shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Methanex pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Dyadic International does not pay a dividend. Methanex pays out 19.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Methanex has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Methanex and Dyadic International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Methanex $3.93 billion 1.15 $568.98 million $6.86 8.49
Dyadic International $760,000.00 125.04 -$2.14 million ($0.17) -20.93

Methanex has higher revenue and earnings than Dyadic International. Dyadic International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Methanex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Methanex and Dyadic International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Methanex 0 7 6 0 2.46
Dyadic International 0 0 1 0 3.00

Methanex presently has a consensus target price of $77.17, suggesting a potential upside of 32.43%. Given Methanex’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Methanex is more favorable than Dyadic International.

Profitability

This table compares Methanex and Dyadic International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Methanex 14.48% 31.00% 11.87%
Dyadic International N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Methanex has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dyadic International has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Methanex beats Dyadic International on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Methanex

Methanex Corporation produces and supplies methanol in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and South America. It also purchases methanol produced by others under methanol offtake contracts and on the spot market. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Dyadic International

Dyadic International, Inc., a biotechnology platform company, engages in the development, production, and sale of enzymes and other proteins in the United States and the Netherlands. It utilizes its patented and proprietary C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development, and commercial production of human and animal vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, bi-specific antibodies, fab antibody fragments, FC-fusion proteins, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic enzymes and proteins. Dyadic International, Inc. has a research collaboration with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. to express two therapeutic compounds using C1 production platform; and the Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH to express the potential of its C1 technology to produce various types of therapeutic compounds for manufacturing protein-based vaccine and biologic drugs; and research collaboration with global biotech company to explore the potential of its C1 technology to produce an active moiety. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida.

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