Evraz (OTCMKTS: EVRZF) and U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.
U.S. Steel pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Evraz does not pay a dividend. U.S. Steel pays out 10.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
66.7% of U.S. Steel shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of U.S. Steel shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Evraz and U.S. Steel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Evraz and U.S. Steel’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Evraz has higher earnings, but lower revenue than U.S. Steel. Evraz is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than U.S. Steel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings for Evraz and U.S. Steel, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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U.S. Steel has a consensus target price of $40.31, suggesting a potential upside of 10.55%. Given U.S. Steel’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe U.S. Steel is more favorable than Evraz.
Risk and Volatility
Evraz has a beta of -3.38, meaning that its share price is 438% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, U.S. Steel has a beta of 3.01, meaning that its share price is 201% more volatile than the S&P 500.
U.S. Steel beats Evraz on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Evraz Company Profile
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 based in London, the United Kingdom. EVRAZ plc is a subsidiary of Lanebrook Limited.
U.S. Steel Company Profile
United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products primarily in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the service center, conversion, automotive, construction, container, and appliance and electrical markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing products; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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