NIPPON STL & SU/S (OTCMKTS:NSSMY) and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
This table compares NIPPON STL & SU/S and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|NIPPON STL & SU/S||4.08%||6.69%||3.09%|
|Companhia Siderurgica Nacional||16.80%||44.84%||8.22%|
This is a summary of recent ratings for NIPPON STL & SU/S and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|NIPPON STL & SU/S||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Companhia Siderurgica Nacional||0||4||3||0||2.43|
Risk & Volatility
NIPPON STL & SU/S has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has a beta of 2.42, suggesting that its stock price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500.
NIPPON STL & SU/S pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of NIPPON STL & SU/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.4% of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares NIPPON STL & SU/S and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NIPPON STL & SU/S||$51.19 billion||0.32||$1.76 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Companhia Siderurgica Nacional||$5.60 billion||0.54||$3.21 million||N/A||N/A|
NIPPON STL & SU/S has higher revenue and earnings than Companhia Siderurgica Nacional.
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional beats NIPPON STL & SU/S on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About NIPPON STL & SU/S
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation engages in steelmaking and steel fabrication businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Steelmaking and Steel Fabrication, Engineering and Construction, Chemicals, New materials, and System Solutions. The company offers steel plates; hot- and cold-rolled steel sheets and coils, coated steel sheets, color coated steel sheets, electrolytic tin plates, and electrical steel sheets; bar and rod materials; and structural steel products. It also provides pipes and tubes; and railway, automotive, and construction and industrial machinery parts, such as railway wheels, driving mechanisms, axles, couplers, bogie trucks, brake disks, control bogies, brake calipers, test equipment, crankshafts and front axles, aluminum wheels, permanent magnet retarders, die materials, mill rolls, circular forgings, forged products for power generation, and shape-memory alloys. In addition, the company offers titanium products for use in automobiles, architecture, civil engineering and ocean development, aircraft, sports gears and consumer products, welded tubes, PHE, and chemical and electrolytic fields; stainless steel sheets, shapes, plates, and wire rods, as well as strips, clad steel sheets, nickel and nickel alloy products, and crystal series products; and steel slags. Further, it manufactures and markets industrial machinery and equipment; performs construction work under contract; and engages in waste processing and recycling activities, as well as in supplying electricity, gas, and heat. Additionally, the company offers coal-based chemical products and petrochemicals, as well as electronic materials; and materials for semiconductors and electronic parts, carbon fiber and composite products, and products that apply technologies for metal processing. It also provides computer systems engineering and consulting services; and IT-enabled outsourcing and other services. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
About Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Steel, Mining, Logistics, Cement, and Energy. It produces a line of steel products, including slabs, hot and cold-rolled, galvanized, and tin mill products for the distribution, packaging, automotive, home appliance, and construction industries. It also explores for iron ore reserves at Casa de Pedra and Engenho mines located in the state of Minas Gerais; produces and sells cement; provides railroad and port logistics services; and generates electric power through hydroelectric power plants. The company also exports its products. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Itaim Bibi, Brazil. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional is a subsidiary of Vicunha Aços S.A.
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