Church & Dwight (CHD) versus Its Rivals Financial Review

Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) is one of 6 public companies in the “Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Church & Dwight to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current ratings for Church & Dwight and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Church & Dwight 4 6 5 0 2.07
Church & Dwight Competitors 133 394 499 9 2.37

Church & Dwight presently has a consensus target price of $51.67, indicating a potential upside of 5.59%. As a group, “Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics” companies have a potential downside of 17.70%. Given Church & Dwight’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Church & Dwight is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Church & Dwight has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Church & Dwight’s peers have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Church & Dwight and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Church & Dwight $3.78 billion $743.40 million 25.22
Church & Dwight Competitors $34.33 billion $5.23 billion 22.47

Church & Dwight’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Church & Dwight. Church & Dwight is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Church & Dwight and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Church & Dwight 19.69% 24.95% 9.40%
Church & Dwight Competitors 12.67% 19.98% 8.26%

Dividends

Church & Dwight pays an annual dividend of $0.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Church & Dwight pays out 44.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 46.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Church & Dwight has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.6% of Church & Dwight shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.1% of shares of all “Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Church & Dwight shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of shares of all “Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Church & Dwight peers beat Church & Dwight on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and the Specialty Products Division. It offers baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization, and laundry detergent products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesic products under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; and water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand. The company also provides specialty products, including animal productivity products, such as MEGALAC rumen bypass fat, a supplement, which enables cows to maintain energy levels during the period of high milk production; BIO-CHLOR and FERMENTEN, which are designed to help reduce health issues associated with calving, as well as provides needed protein; and CELMANAX refined functional carbohydrate, a yeast based prebiotic. In addition, it offers sodium bicarbonate for use in industrial markets; and cleaning and deodorizing products for use in office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and other facilities. The company sells its consumer products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites; and specialty products to industrial customers and livestock producers through distributors. The company was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

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