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Analyzing How Advanced Drainage Systems’ Peers Performed

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Performance of Advance Drainage Systems’ peers

Comparing Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) to its peers in 2Q15, Westlake Chemical (WLK) had a high EPS (earnings per share) of $5.26. Other companies like Silgan Holdings (SLGN) had an EPS of $2.90, Trex Company (TREX) was $1.57, and Omega Flex was $1.50.

Westlake Chemical has successfully reduced its short-term risk with a current ratio of 3.74. Trex Company is at 1.72, Silgan Holdings is at 1.74, and Omega Flex (OFLX) is at 2.41.

These companies’ net profit margins are approximately the same except for Silgan Holdings at 4.66%. Omega Flex has the highest net profit margin of 15.96%. The beta of Westlake Chemical is 2.12. This means that it has a higher risk.

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ETFs that invest in Advanced Drainage

The PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Sector Portfolio ETF (PKB) invests 2.95% of its holdings in Advanced Drainage. The ETF tracks a quantitative index that selects building and construction companies most likely to outperform based on growth and value metrics.

The Guggenheim S&P Global Water ETF (CGW) invests 0.37% of its holdings in Advanced Drainage. The ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global water utilities, infrastructure, and water equipment and material companies.

The Guggenheim Russell 2000 Equal Weight ETF (EWRS) invests 0.10% of its holdings in Advanced Drainage. The ETF tracks a version of the small-cap Russell 2000 Index, equal-weighted by sector and then by stock within each sector.

The WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend ETF (DES) invests 0.09% of its holdings in Advanced Drainage. The ETF tracks an index of dividend-paying US stocks. The dividend-weighted index is a small-cap subset of the WisdomTree Dividend Index.

Advanced Drainage compared to its ETFs

Advanced Drainage Systems’ YTD (year-to-date) price movement is 26%. It’s higher compared to PKB at 11.90%, CGW at -6.31%, and EWRS at -9.28%.

Based on price movement, Advanced Drainage Systems has outperformed its ETFs.

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