Oil-Dri Corporation of America (ODC) and Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:SES) Comparison side by side

Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE:ODC) and Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:SES), both competing one another are Specialty Chemicals companies. We will contrast their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oil-Dri Corporation of America 265.50M 0.82 5.94M 1.38 21.30
Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. 1.16M 7.30 10.84M -1.02 0.00

Table 1 highlights Oil-Dri Corporation of America and Synthesis Energy Systems Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 provides Oil-Dri Corporation of America and Synthesis Energy Systems Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oil-Dri Corporation of America 2.24% 4.6% 3%
Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. -934.48% -179.3% -78.6%

Risk & Volatility

Oil-Dri Corporation of America has a beta of 0.96 and its 4.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Synthesis Energy Systems Inc.’s beta is 1.36 which is 36.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


The annual dividend that Oil-Dri Corporation of America pay is $0.94 per share with a dividend yield of 3.25%. No dividend is paid out by Synthesis Energy Systems Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 75.9% of Oil-Dri Corporation of America shares are held by institutional investors while 21.9% of Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 4.2% of Oil-Dri Corporation of America’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, 16.29% are Synthesis Energy Systems Inc.’s share held by insiders.


In this table we show 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)
Oil-Dri Corporation of America -0.37% 10.89% -0.24% -29.07% -18.16% 11.06%
Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. -2.91% -19.29% -56.54% -74.6% -75.72% -21.33%

For the past year Oil-Dri Corporation of America has 11.06% stronger performance while Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. has -21.33% weaker performance.


Oil-Dri Corporation of America beats Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. on 11 of the 12 factors.

Oil-Dri Corporation of America develops, manufactures, and markets sorbent products in the United States and internationally. It provides agricultural and horticultural products, including functional granules and powders for crop protection chemical carriers, drying agents, and growing media under the Agsorb, Verge, Flo-Fre, and Terra-Green brand names. The company also offers animal health and nutrition products, such as animal feed pellet binders for the livestock and aquaculture industries under the Amlan, Calibrin, ConditionAde, Pel-Unite, and Pel-Unite Plus brand names; and sports products for use on baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields under the Pro's Choice brand name. In addition, it provides bleaching clay and purification aid products for bleaching, purification, and filtration applications under the Pure-Flo, Perform, Select, and Ultra-Clear brand names; cat litter products, including scoopable and non-clumping litters under the Cat's Pride and Jonny Cat brand names; and industrial and automotive sorbent products from clay, polypropylene, and recycled cotton materials to absorb oil, grease, water, and other types of spills under the Oil-Dri brand name. The company's customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, pet specialty retail outlets, dollar stores, retail grocery stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies, and sports field product users; processors and refiners of edible oils, petroleum-based oils, and biodiesel fuel; manufacturers of animal feed and agricultural chemicals; distributors of animal health and nutrition products; and marketers of consumer products. Oil-Dri Corporation of America was founded in 1941 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., an energy company, develops, builds, owns, and operates energy and chemical projects; and owns and provides proprietary gasification technology for the production of synthesis gas worldwide. The company offers U-GAS fluidized bed gasification technology that produces synthesis gas. Its synthesis gas can be converted into a range of energy and chemical products, such as substitute natural gas, power, methanol, and fertilizer. The company also has rights to sublicense U-GAS systems to third parties for coal, and coal and biomass mixtures, as well as for biomass projects. In addition, it offers engineering services. Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


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