Analyzing Nanophase Technologies (NANX) and Its Peers

Nanophase Technologies (OTCMKTS:NANXGet Rating) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Toilet preparations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Nanophase Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.8% of shares of all “Toilet preparations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.3% of Nanophase Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.3% of shares of all “Toilet preparations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nanophase Technologies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nanophase Technologies $37.32 million -$2.62 million -13.37
Nanophase Technologies Competitors $5.51 billion $233.93 million 44.04

Nanophase Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Nanophase Technologies. Nanophase Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Nanophase Technologies has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nanophase Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 33.68, indicating that their average stock price is 3,268% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Nanophase Technologies and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nanophase Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nanophase Technologies Competitors 132 1023 1152 26 2.46

As a group, “Toilet preparations” companies have a potential upside of 12.30%. Given Nanophase Technologies’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nanophase Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


This table compares Nanophase Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nanophase Technologies -7.03% -36.43% -7.80%
Nanophase Technologies Competitors -25.41% 13.27% -6.98%


Nanophase Technologies rivals beat Nanophase Technologies on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Nanophase Technologies Company Profile

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Nanophase Technologies Corp. engages in the development and provision of engineered nanomaterial solutions. The firm’s products include antimony tin oxide, bismuth oxide, cerium oxide, iron oxide, and zinc oxide. It serves the personal care, plastics, textiles, exterior coatings, integrated circuit and data storage, optical surface polishing, and energy markets. The company was founded by Richard W. Siegel on November 25, 1989 and is headquartered in Romeoville, IL.

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