Head to Head Review: Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) and E-QURE Corp/SH (EQUR)

Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) and E-QURE Corp/SH (OTCMKTS:EQUR) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Schnitzer Steel Industries and E-QURE Corp/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Schnitzer Steel Industries 6.62% 23.08% 13.28%
E-QURE Corp/SH N/A N/A -606.25%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Schnitzer Steel Industries and E-QURE Corp/SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Schnitzer Steel Industries $2.36 billion 0.30 $156.45 million $5.39 4.94
E-QURE Corp/SH N/A N/A -$850,000.00 N/A N/A

Schnitzer Steel Industries has higher revenue and earnings than E-QURE Corp/SH.

Dividends

Schnitzer Steel Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. E-QURE Corp/SH does not pay a dividend. Schnitzer Steel Industries pays out 13.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Schnitzer Steel Industries and E-QURE Corp/SH, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Schnitzer Steel Industries 1 1 1 0 2.00
E-QURE Corp/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Schnitzer Steel Industries presently has a consensus target price of $32.33, suggesting a potential upside of 21.55%. Given Schnitzer Steel Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Schnitzer Steel Industries is more favorable than E-QURE Corp/SH.

Volatility and Risk

Schnitzer Steel Industries has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-QURE Corp/SH has a beta of 2.25, meaning that its share price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.3% of Schnitzer Steel Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Schnitzer Steel Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 79.6% of E-QURE Corp/SH shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Schnitzer Steel Industries beats E-QURE Corp/SH on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Schnitzer Steel Industries

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. recycles ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals; and manufactures finished steel products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Auto and Metals Recycling (AMR); and Cascade Steel and Scrap (CSS). The AMR segment buys, collects, processes, recycles, sells, and brokers scrap metals, as well as processes mixed and large pieces of scrap metal into smaller pieces by crushing, torching, shearing, shredding, and sorting. This segment offers ferrous scrap metal, a feedstock used in the production of finished steel products; and nonferrous products, including aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, titanium, lead, high temperature alloys, and joint products. It sells ferrous and nonferrous recycled metal products to steel mills, foundries, and smelters. This segment also procures salvaged vehicles and sells serviceable used auto parts from these vehicles through its 53 self-service auto parts stores in the United States and Western Canada, as well as sells auto bodies and parts containing ferrous and nonferrous materials, such as engines, transmissions, and alternators to wholesalers. The CSS segment produces various finished steel products using recycled metal and other raw materials. It offers semi-finished goods, which include billets; and finished goods consisting of rebar, coiled rebar, wire rods, merchant bars, and other specialty products. This segment serves steel service centers, construction industry subcontractors, steel fabricators, wire drawers, and farm and wood products suppliers. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

About E-QURE Corp/SH

E-Qure Corp. focuses on the development and commercialization of bioelectrical signal therapy (BST) devices. Its BST devices implement patented and proprietary electrical stimulation technologies to treat hard-to-cure wounds and ulcers up to complete closure and/or cure. E-Qure Corp. is based in New York, New York.

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