Head-To-Head Contrast: Century Aluminum (CENX) and Aluminum Co. of China (ACH)

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ: CENX) and Aluminum Co. of China (NYSE:ACH) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of recent ratings for Century Aluminum and Aluminum Co. of China, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Aluminum 0 2 3 0 2.60
Aluminum Co. of China 0 3 1 0 2.25

Century Aluminum currently has a consensus target price of $20.38, suggesting a potential upside of 21.35%. Given Century Aluminum’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Century Aluminum is more favorable than Aluminum Co. of China.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.2% of Century Aluminum shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Aluminum Co. of China shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Century Aluminum shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Century Aluminum and Aluminum Co. of China’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Aluminum $1.59 billion 0.93 $48.58 million $0.36 46.64
Aluminum Co. of China $26.65 billion 0.31 $204.00 million N/A N/A

Aluminum Co. of China has higher revenue and earnings than Century Aluminum.

Profitability

This table compares Century Aluminum and Aluminum Co. of China’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Century Aluminum 3.02% 4.52% 2.26%
Aluminum Co. of China N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Century Aluminum has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aluminum Co. of China has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Century Aluminum beats Aluminum Co. of China on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Century Aluminum

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces standard-grade and value-added primary aluminum in the United States and Iceland. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

About Aluminum Co. of China

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of alumina, primary aluminum and energy products in the People's Republic of China. It operates through Alumina, Primary Aluminum, Trading, and Energy segments. The Alumina segment is involved in mining and purchasing of bauxite and other raw materials; and production and sale of alumina, as well as alumina-related products, such as alumina hydrate, alumina-based chemical products, and gallium. The Primary Aluminum segment procures alumina and other raw materials, supplemental materials, and electricity power; and produces and sells aluminum and aluminum-related products, such as carbon products, aluminum alloy products, and other electrolytic aluminum products. The Trading segment trades in alumina, primary aluminum, aluminum fabrication products, other non-ferrous metal products, coal products, raw and ancillary materials, and supplemental materials; and provides logistics and transport services to external customers. The Energy segment engages in the research and development, production, and operation of energy products, including coal mining; generates and sells electricity to regional power grid corporations using thermal power, wind power, and solar power sources; and manufacture of energy related equipment. The company also manufactures, acquires, and distributes bauxite mines, limestone ore, aluminum magnesium ore, and related nonferrous metal products; and provides research and development services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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