Shanghai Petrochemical (SHI) versus Its Rivals Financial Survey

Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE: SHI) is one of 14 public companies in the “Plastics materials & resins” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Shanghai Petrochemical to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.


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This table compares Shanghai Petrochemical and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shanghai Petrochemical 6.51% 22.93% 16.55%
Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors 6.60% 23.59% 8.10%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Shanghai Petrochemical and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shanghai Petrochemical 0 2 1 0 2.33
Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors 42 361 667 22 2.61

As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies have a potential upside of 13.34%. Given Shanghai Petrochemical’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Shanghai Petrochemical has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Shanghai Petrochemical pays an annual dividend of $3.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Shanghai Petrochemical pays out 39.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Plastics materials & resins” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 30.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.3% of Shanghai Petrochemical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Shanghai Petrochemical shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of shares of all “Plastics materials & resins” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Shanghai Petrochemical and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Shanghai Petrochemical $11.72 billion $909.19 million 7.89
Shanghai Petrochemical Competitors $9.05 billion $413.23 million 17.49

Shanghai Petrochemical has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Shanghai Petrochemical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Shanghai Petrochemical has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shanghai Petrochemical’s rivals have a beta of -2.66, meaning that their average stock price is 366% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Shanghai Petrochemical rivals beat Shanghai Petrochemical on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Shanghai Petrochemical Company Profile

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells petrochemical products in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through five segments: Synthetic Fibres, Resins and Plastics, Intermediate Petrochemicals, Petroleum Products, and Trading of Petrochemical Products. The Synthetic Fibres segment produces polyester, acrylic fibers, and carbon fibers, which are primarily used in the textile and apparel industries. The Resins and Plastics segment produces polyester chips that are used to produce polyester fibers, coating, and containers; polyethylene resins and plastics, which are used to produce insulated cable, mulching films, and molded products, such as housewares and toys; and polypropylene resins that are used for films, sheets, and molded products, such as housewares, toys, consumer electronics, and automobile parts; and PVA granules. The Intermediate Petrochemicals segment produces p-xylene, benzene, and ethylene oxide, which are used as raw materials in the production of other petrochemicals, resins, plastics, and synthetic fibers. The Petroleum Products segment operates crude oil distillation facilities that produce vacuum and atmospheric gas oils used as feedstock; and residual oil and low octane gasoline fuels, as well as produces various fuels, such as diesel oil, jet fuel, heavy oil, and liquefied petroleum gas for transportation, industry, and household heating usage. The Trading of Petrochemical Products segment is involved in the import and export of petrochemical products. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China. Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation.

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