Contrasting Nanophase Technologies (NANX) & The Competition

Nanophase Technologies (OTCMKTS:NANXGet Rating) is one of 28 public companies in the “Toilet preparations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Nanophase Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Nanophase Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nanophase Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nanophase Technologies Competitors 132 1031 1158 26 2.46

As a group, “Toilet preparations” companies have a potential upside of 18.46%. Given Nanophase Technologies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Nanophase Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nanophase Technologies -9.95% -59.94% -11.51%
Nanophase Technologies Competitors -22.62% 10.28% -6.84%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nanophase Technologies $37.32 million -$2.62 million -14.75
Nanophase Technologies Competitors $5.75 billion $293.78 million 38.36

Nanophase Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Nanophase Technologies. Nanophase Technologies 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.

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, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

About Nanophase Technologies

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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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