Comparing of Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) and Versum Materials Inc. (NYSE:VSM)

Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) and Versum Materials Inc. (NYSE:VSM), are influenced by contrast since they are both players in the Chemicals – Major Diversified. These factors are particularly influence the analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership of the two firms.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eastman Chemical Company 10.15B 1.11 1.08B 7.39 11.25
Versum Materials Inc. 1.38B 3.86 239.90M 2.21 21.84

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Eastman Chemical Company and Versum Materials Inc. Versum Materials Inc. appears to has lower revenue and earnings than Eastman Chemical Company. The company that is presently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Eastman Chemical Company is thus presently the affordable of the two stocks because it has a lower price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 has Eastman Chemical Company and Versum Materials Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eastman Chemical Company 10.64% 18.8% 6.6%
Versum Materials Inc. 17.38% 154.6% 16.5%


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Eastman Chemical Company are 1.8 and 1 respectively. Its competitor Versum Materials Inc.?s Current Ratio is 4.8 and its Quick Ratio is 3.7. Versum Materials Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Eastman Chemical Company.


Eastman Chemical Company pays out its dividends annually at $2.3 per share and 2.91% dividend yield. Meanwhile, Versum Materials Inc.?s annual dividend is $0.28 per share and it also boasts of a 0.57% dividend yield.

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is given Eastman Chemical Company and Versum Materials Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eastman Chemical Company 0 4 5 2.56
Versum Materials Inc. 0 1 1 2.50

Eastman Chemical Company?s consensus price target is $92.14, while its potential upside is 14.13%. Competitively Versum Materials Inc. has an average price target of $51, with potential upside of 4.38%. The results provided earlier shows that Eastman Chemical Company appears more favorable than Versum Materials Inc., based on analyst belief.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Eastman Chemical Company and Versum Materials Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 85.7% and 94.1%. About 0.3% of Eastman Chemical Company’s share are held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.7% of Versum Materials Inc.?s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Eastman Chemical Company -1.63% 3.08% 5.08% -15.83% -17.24% 13.66%
Versum Materials Inc. 17.35% 31.14% 40.01% 21.31% 29.62% 73.95%

For the past year Eastman Chemical Company has weaker performance than Versum Materials Inc.

Eastman Chemical Company manufactures and sells materials, specialty additives, chemicals, and fibers in the United States and internationally. The company’s Additives & Functional Products segment offers specialty coalescents, specialty and commodity solvents, paint additives, and specialty polymers; hydrocarbon and rosin resins; sulfur and antidegradant rubber additives; performance resins and amine-derivative-based building blocks; heat transfer and aviation fluids; formic-acid based solutions; and metam based soil fumigants, thiram and ziram based fungicides, and plant growth regulators. Its products are used in coatings, tires, consumables, building and construction, animal nutrition, care chemical, crop protection, and energy markets. Its Advanced Materials segment provides copolyesters, cellulose esters, polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sheets, specialty (PVB) intermediates, and window film and protective film products for value-added end uses in transportation, consumables, building and construction, durable goods, and health and wellness products. The company’s Chemical Intermediates segment offers Olefin derivatives, acetyls, ethylene, and commodity solvents; primary non-phthalate and phthala plasticizers, and a range of niche non- phthalate plasticizers; and methylamines and salts higher amines and solvents used in industrial chemicals and processing, building and construction, health and wellness, and agrochemicals markets. Its Fibers segment offers Estron acetate tow and Estrobond triacetin plasticizers for manufacturing cigarette filters; Estron natural and Chromspun solution dyed acetate yarns for use in apparel, home furnishings, and industrial fabrics; and cellulose acetate flake and acetyl raw materials for other acetate fiber producers, as well as acetyl chemical products. The company also offers aviation turbine engine oil; wet-laid nonwovens; and specialty films. Eastman Chemical Company was founded in 1920 and is based in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Versum Materials, Inc. develops, manufactures, transports, and handles specialty materials to the semiconductor and display industries in the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Europe, and rest of Asia. It operates in two segments, Materials, and Delivery Systems and Services (DS&S). The Materials segment provides specialty chemicals and materials used in semiconductors, as well as specialty gases used in the semiconductor manufacturing process, including high purity process materials for deposition, metallization, and chamber cleaning and etching; chemicals mechanical planarization slurries; organosilanes; organometallics and liquid dopants for thin film deposition; and formulated chemical products for post-etch cleaning primarily for the manufacture of silicon and compound semiconductors, and thin film transistor liquid crystal displays. The DS&S segment develops, designs, manufactures, and sells bulk gas, specialty gas, and specialty chemical cabinets and systems, which are used to manage the delivery of principal materials into the semiconductor manufacturing process; and flow and temperature control systems and analytical systems to capture data. It also engages in the project management for installation and startup of the gas and chemical delivery systems, and inventory management; and provision of spare parts, equipment upgrades, equipment maintenance, and training services. In addition, this segment offers on-site services to assist customers in managing the inventory of gases and chemicals comprising ordering, product changes and monitoring, quality assurance, operation of delivery systems, and managing the bulk gas and specialty gas operations. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.