Reviewing RPM International Inc. (RPM)'s and Innospec Inc. (NASDAQ:IOSP)'s results

As Specialty Chemicals businesses, RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) and Innospec Inc. (NASDAQ:IOSP), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
RPM International Inc.681.42127.82M1.9335.11
Innospec Inc.902.4123.94M4.2222.13

Table 1 highlights RPM International Inc. and Innospec Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Innospec Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than RPM International Inc. The business with a higher P/E ratio is presently more expensive of the two stocks. RPM International Inc. is thus presently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher P/E ratio.


Table 2 shows us the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of both companies.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
RPM International Inc.186,953,342.11%17.7%5%
Innospec Inc.26,494,023.90%11%6.2%

Volatility and Risk

RPM International Inc. has a 1.26 beta, while its volatility is 26.00%, thus making it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Innospec Inc.’s beta is 1.28 which is 28.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


The current Quick Ratio of RPM International Inc. is 1.1 while its Current Ratio is 1.6. Meanwhile, Innospec Inc. has a Current Ratio of 2.3 while its Quick Ratio is 1.4. Innospe....

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