Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ:USAP) and EVRAZ (OTCMKTS:EVRZF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Volatility and Risk
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EVRAZ has a beta of -3.31, meaning that its share price is 431% less volatile than the S&P 500.
90.9% of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Universal Stainless & Alloy Products and EVRAZ’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Universal Stainless & Alloy Products||$202.64 million||1.05||$7.61 million||N/A||N/A|
|EVRAZ||$10.83 billion||0.93||$681.36 million||$0.48||14.79|
EVRAZ has higher revenue and earnings than Universal Stainless & Alloy Products.
This table compares Universal Stainless & Alloy Products and EVRAZ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Universal Stainless & Alloy Products||6.43%||2.92%||1.77%|
This is a summary of current ratings for Universal Stainless & Alloy Products and EVRAZ, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Universal Stainless & Alloy Products||0||1||1||0||2.50|
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 34.91%. Given Universal Stainless & Alloy Products’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Universal Stainless & Alloy Products is more favorable than EVRAZ.
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products beats EVRAZ on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Universal Stainless & Alloy Products
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steel products in the United States and internationally. The company's products include stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel, and various other alloyed steels. The company offers semi-finished and finished long products in the form of ingots, blooms, billets, and bars; flat rolled products, such as slabs and plates; and customized shapes primarily for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which are cold rolled from purchased coiled strip, flat bar, or extruded bar. Its semi-finished long products are primarily used to produce finished bar, rod, and wire products; and finished bar products that are principally used by OEMs and by service center customers for distribution to various end users. The company also offers conversion services on materials supplied by its customers. Its products are also used in aerospace, oil and gas, power generation, and automotive industries, as well as in the manufacturing of equipment for food handling, health and medical, chemical processing, and pollution control; and manufacturing of metals, plastics, paper and aluminum extrusions, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and optics. Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. sells its products to service centers, forgers, rerollers, OEMs, and wire redrawers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.
EVRAZ plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes steel and related products. The company operates through four segments: Steel; Steel, North America; Coal; and Other Operations. Its products include construction products, industrial products, railway products, vanadium products, and pipes, as well as raw materials, such as iron ore, coal, and limestone products. The company is involved in the extraction of vanadium ore; iron ore mining and enrichment; and coal mining and enrichment, as well as energy-generation, shipping, and railway transportation businesses. It has operations in the Commonwealth of Independent States, America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and internationally. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia. EVRAZ plc is a subsidiary of Lanebrook Limited.
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