National Steel (NYSE: SID) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare National Steel to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares National Steel and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Steel N/A N/A N/A
National Steel Competitors -1,550.81% 3.76% 2.27%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.2% of National Steel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

National Steel has a beta of 2.26, indicating that its share price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Steel’s competitors have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for National Steel and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Steel 0 1 0 0 2.00
National Steel Competitors 289 834 944 29 2.34

As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 6.14%. Given National Steel’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe National Steel has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares National Steel and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
National Steel $5.14 billion $919.47 million 12.80
National Steel Competitors $7.78 billion $1.01 billion 35.33

National Steel’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than National Steel. National Steel is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

National Steel competitors beat National Steel on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

National Steel Company Profile

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional is a Brazil-based company engaged in the steel industry. The Company operates throughout the entire steel production chain, from the mining of iron ore to the production and sale of a range of steel products, including coated galvanized flat steel and tinplate. The Company operates in five segments: Steel, Mining, Cement, Logistics and Energy. The Steel segment focuses on the production, distribution and sale of flat steel, long steel, metallic containers and galvanized steel, with operations in Brazil, the United States, Portugal and Germany. The Mining segment encompasses the activities of iron ore and tin mining. The Cement segment is responsible for the cement production, distribution and sale operations. The Logistics segment manages port terminal for containers, as well as railway networks. The Energy segment includes generation of electric power. The Company is controlled by Vicunha Acos SA.

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