Dynamic Materials Corp. (BOOM) and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ:SYNL) Critical Survey

Dynamic Materials Corp. (NASDAQ: BOOM) and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ:SYNL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Dynamic Materials Corp. has a beta of 1, meaning that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Synalloy Corporation has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.0% of Dynamic Materials Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.6% of Synalloy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of Dynamic Materials Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of Synalloy Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dynamic Materials Corp. and Synalloy Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dynamic Materials Corp. $162.88 million 1.59 $7.00 million ($0.57) -30.70
Synalloy Corporation $161.06 million 0.76 $7.35 million ($0.29) -48.62

Synalloy Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Dynamic Materials Corp.. Synalloy Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dynamic Materials Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Dynamic Materials Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Synalloy Corporation does not pay a dividend. Dynamic Materials Corp. pays out -14.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Dynamic Materials Corp. and Synalloy Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dynamic Materials Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00
Synalloy Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dynamic Materials Corp. currently has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.57%. Given Dynamic Materials Corp.’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dynamic Materials Corp. is more favorable than Synalloy Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Dynamic Materials Corp. and Synalloy Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dynamic Materials Corp. -5.01% -6.38% -4.39%
Synalloy Corporation -1.54% 0.64% 0.38%

Summary

Dynamic Materials Corp. beats Synalloy Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dynamic Materials Corp. Company Profile

DMC Global Inc., formerly Dynamic Materials Corporation, is a diversified technology company. The Company operates a family of technical product and process businesses serving the energy, industrial and infrastructure markets. The Company’s businesses operate through an international network of manufacturing, distribution and sales facilities. The Company’s segments are NobelClad and DynaEnergetics. The NobelClad segment is engaged in the production of explosion-welded clad metal plates for use in the construction of corrosion resistant industrial processing equipment and specialized transition joints. The DynaEnergetics segment manufactures, markets and sells oilfield perforating equipment and explosives, including detonating cords, detonators, bi-directional boosters and shaped charges, and seismic related explosives and accessories. It owns explosive metalworking and metallic processes, and registered trademarks, including Detaclad, Detacouple, EFTEK, ETJ 2000 and NOBELCLAD.

Synalloy Corporation Company Profile

Synalloy Corporation is a chemical manufacturing company. The Company operates through two segments: the Metals Segment and the Specialty Chemicals Segment. The Company’s Metals Segment comprises three subsidiaries: Synalloy Metals, Inc., which owns Bristol Metals, LLC (BRISMET), located in Bristol, Tennessee; Palmer of Texas Tanks, Inc. (Palmer), located in Andrews, Texas; and Specialty Pipe & Tube, Inc. (Specialty), located in Mineral Ridge, Ohio and Houston, Texas. The Company’s Metals Segment manufactures stainless steel, other alloy pipe, storage solutions and separation equipment. The Company’s Specialty Chemicals segment consists of the Company’s subsidiary, Manufacturers Soap and Chemical Company (MS&C). The Specialty Chemicals Segment manufactures lubricants, surfactants, reaction intermediaries, sulfated fats and oils, and chemical tolling manufacturing resources.

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