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Relative Risk vs. Return Landscape
If you would invest 1,230
in FutureFuel Corp on April 19, 2013
and sell it today you would earn a total of 148.00
from holding FutureFuel Corp or generate 12.03%
return on investment over 30
days. FutureFuel Corp is generating 0.62% of daily returns and assumes 2.03% volatility on return distribution over the 30 days horizon. Put differently, 26% of equity instruments are less risky than the company on the bases of their historical return distribution and some 64% of equities are expected to be superior in generating returns on investments over the next 30 days.
Daily Expected Return (%)
Allowing for 30-days total investment horizon, FutureFuel Corp is expected to generate 3.69 times more return on investment than the market. However, the company is 3.69 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about 0.31 of its potential returns per unit of risk. The S&P 500 is currently generating roughly 0.6 per unit of risk.
FutureFuel Operating Margin
Based on recorded statements FutureFuel Corp has Operating Margin of 13.1%. This is 182.34% lower than that of Basic Materials sector, and 221.86% lower than that of Chemicals - Major Diversified
industry, The Operating Margin for all stocks is 483.04% lower than the firm.
A good Operating Margin is required for a company to be able to pay for its fixed costs or pay out its debt which implies that the higher the margin, the better. This ratio is most effective in evaluating the earning potential of a company over time when comparing it against firm's competitors.
FutureFuel Return On Equity vs Return On Asset
FutureFuel Corp is rated below average
in return on equity category among related companies. It is rated # 3
in return on asset category among related companies reporting about 0.62
of Return On Asset per Return On Equity. The ratio of Return On Equity to Return On Asset for FutureFuel Corp is roughly 1.61