Comparing Aperam (APEMY) & Its Competitors

Aperam (OTCMKTS: APEMY) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Blast furnaces & steel mills” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Aperam to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current recommendations for Aperam and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aperam 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aperam Competitors 306 902 1075 52 2.37

As a group, “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies have a potential upside of 17.10%. Given Aperam’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Aperam has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Aperam shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.6% of shares of all “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of shares of all “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Aperam has a beta of 2.23, meaning that its stock price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aperam’s rivals have a beta of 1.38, meaning that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aperam and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Aperam $5.05 billion $361.00 million 10.66
Aperam Competitors $12.33 billion $647.83 million 15.57

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

Profitability

This table compares Aperam and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aperam 7.15% 11.99% 6.37%
Aperam Competitors 4.25% 10.75% 3.42%

Dividends

Aperam pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Aperam pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 38.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Aperam is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Aperam Company Profile

Aperam produces and sells stainless and specialty steel products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions, and Alloys & Specialties. The company offers steel products and electrical steels, including grain oriented, non-grain oriented, and non-grain oriented semi-processed steel products. It is also involved in the selling and distribution operations; and the provision of value added and customized steel solutions. In addition, the company designs, produces, and transforms nickel and cobalt alloys, and other specific stainless steels in various forms, such as bars, semis, cold-rolled strips, wire and wire rods, and plates. It serves customers in automotive, construction, catering, medical, oil and gas, aerospace, industrial processes, electronic, and electrical engineering industries. The company distributes its products through a network of service centers, transformation facilities, and sales offices. Aperam was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

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