Olin Corporation (OLN) and Chase Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:CCF) Contrasting side by side

We are contrasting Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN) and Chase Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:CCF) on their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation. They both are Specialty Chemicals companies, competing one another.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Olin Corporation 6.95B 0.59 327.90M 1.95 12.67
Chase Corporation 294.77M 3.09 43.25M 4.69 20.52

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. Chase Corporation seems to has lower revenue, but higher earnings compared to Olin Corporation. The business that is currently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower P/E ratio. Olin Corporation is currently more affordable than Chase Corporation, because it’s trading at a lower P/E ratio.


Table 2 provides Olin Corporation and Chase Corporation’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Olin Corporation 4.72% 11.6% 3.6%
Chase Corporation 14.67% 18.1% 13.7%

Volatility & Risk

Olin Corporation’s volatility measures that it’s 59.00% more volatile than S&P 500 due to its 1.59 beta. Chase Corporation’s 0.9 beta is the reason why it is 10.00% less volatile than S&P 500.


The Current Ratio of Olin Corporation is 1.5 while its Quick Ratio stands at 0.9. The Current Ratio of rival Chase Corporation is 3.7 and its Quick Ratio is has 2.4. Chase Corporation is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Olin Corporation.


Olin Corporation pays out a $0.8 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 3.26% dividend yield. On the other side, $0.8 per share with a dividend yield of 0.84% for Chase Corporation.

Analyst Ratings

The Recommendations and Ratings for Olin Corporation and Chase Corporation are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Olin Corporation 1 1 3 2.60
Chase Corporation 0 0 0 0.00

Olin Corporation’s upside potential is 9.49% at a $27 consensus target price.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Olin Corporation and Chase Corporation has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 86.9% and 64.3%. Insiders held roughly 0.3% of Olin Corporation’s shares. Comparatively, Chase Corporation has 3.8% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we provide 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)
Olin Corporation -6.34% 4.57% 15.37% -21.77% -22.06% 22.77%
Chase Corporation -1.7% -4.54% -13.94% -23.83% -7.15% -3.81%

For the past year Olin Corporation has 22.77% stronger performance while Chase Corporation has -3.81% weaker performance.


Chase Corporation beats on 10 of the 14 factors Olin Corporation.

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls; Epoxy; and Winchester. The Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls segment offers chlorine and caustic soda, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers, methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene and vinylidene chloride, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products, and potassium hydroxide. The Epoxy segment provides allyl chloride and epichlorohydrin for use in resins and other plastic materials, water purification, and pesticides, as well as for the manufacturers of polymers; liquid epoxy resins that are used in adhesives, paints and coatings, composites, and flooring; and converted epoxy resins for use in electrical laminates, paints and coatings, wind blades, electronics, and construction, as well as offers additives. The Winchester segment offers sporting ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges. The company markets its products through its sales force, as well as directly to various industrial customers, mass merchants, retailers, wholesalers, other distributors, and the U.S. Government and its prime contractors. Olin Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

Chase Corporation manufactures and sells protective materials for various applications worldwide. It operates through two segments, Industrial Materials and Construction Materials. The Industrial Materials segment offers insulating and conducting materials; laminated film foils, composite strength elements, anti-static packaging tapes, and pulling tapes; moisture protective coatings; laminated durable papers, including laminated paper; detection and cover tapes; flexible, rigid, and semi-rigid fiber optic strength elements; polymeric microspheres; and water-based polyurethane dispersions. This segment markets its products to the wire and cable manufacturers; electronics and cable, envelope converting and commercial printing, and electronic and telecommunications industries; and public utilities under the Chase & Sons, PaperTyger, Chase BLH2OCK, HumiSeal, and Dualite brands. The Construction Materials segment provides protective pipe coating tapes and other protectants for valves, regulators, casings, joints, metals, concrete, and wood; protectants for highway bridge deck metal supported surfaces; fluid applied coating and lining systems for use in the water and wastewater industry; and expansion and control joint systems for roads, bridges, stadiums, and airport runways. This segment offers its products to the oil companies, gas utilities, pipeline companies, and municipal transportation authorities, as well as transportation, industrial, and architectural markets under the Royston, Rosphalt50, Tapecoat, and ServiWrap brands. The company sells its products through its salespeople, as well as manufacturersÂ’ representatives and distributors. Chase Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts.

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