OMNOVA Solutions (OMN) versus Minerals Technologies (MTX) Head to Head Analysis

OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN) and Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares OMNOVA Solutions and Minerals Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OMNOVA Solutions $783.10 million 0.58 -$87.80 million ($1.98) -5.10
Minerals Technologies $1.68 billion 1.41 $195.10 million $5.47 12.24

Minerals Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than OMNOVA Solutions. OMNOVA Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Minerals Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

OMNOVA Solutions has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Minerals Technologies has a beta of 2.29, indicating that its share price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for OMNOVA Solutions and Minerals Technologies, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OMNOVA Solutions 0 1 2 0 2.67
Minerals Technologies 0 1 1 0 2.50

OMNOVA Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.81%. Minerals Technologies has a consensus target price of $80.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.49%. Given Minerals Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Minerals Technologies is more favorable than OMNOVA Solutions.


Minerals Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. OMNOVA Solutions does not pay a dividend. Minerals Technologies pays out 3.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.0% of OMNOVA Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.6% of Minerals Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of OMNOVA Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Minerals Technologies shares are held by company 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.


This table compares OMNOVA Solutions and Minerals Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OMNOVA Solutions -11.20% 25.30% 3.73%
Minerals Technologies 11.64% 13.89% 5.55%


Minerals Technologies beats OMNOVA Solutions on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

OMNOVA Solutions Company Profile

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and engineered surfaces for commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The Company’s segments include Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. The Performance Chemicals segment produces a range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals based on styrene butadiene, styrene butadiene acrylonitrile, styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene, polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, fluorochemical and bio-based chemistries. The Engineered Surfaces segment develops, designs, produces and markets a line of functional and decorative surfacing products, including coated fabrics, vinyl, paper, and specialty laminates and industrial films. The Performance Chemicals segment includes two product lines: Performance Materials and Specialty Chemicals, and the Engineered Surfaces segment includes two product lines: Coated Fabrics, and Laminates and Performance Films.

Minerals Technologies Company Profile

Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets a range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services around the world. It operates through four segments. The Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), mines mineral ores, and processes and sells natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc. The Performance Materials segment is a supplier of bentonite and bentonite-related products to industrial and consumer markets globally. The Refractories segment produces and markets monolithic and shaped refractory materials and specialty products, services and application and measurement equipment. The Energy Services segment offers a range of services to improve the production, costs, compliance and environmental impact of activities performed in the oil and gas industry.

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