Analyzing Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional (SID) & Haynes International (HAYN)

Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional (NYSE: SID) and Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

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Haynes International pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional does not pay a dividend. Haynes International pays out -112.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.



Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.8% of Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of Haynes International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional has a beta of 2.73, indicating that its stock price is 173% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Haynes International has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional and Haynes International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional 0.60% 1.43% 0.25%
Haynes International -8.18% -3.76% -1.88%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional and Haynes International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional $5.80 billion 0.62 $34.83 million N/A N/A
Haynes International $395.21 million 1.34 -$10.19 million ($0.78) -54.27

Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional has higher revenue and earnings than Haynes International.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional and Haynes International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional 0 5 0 0 2.00
Haynes International 0 1 2 0 2.67

Haynes International has a consensus target price of $36.50, indicating a potential downside of 13.77%. Given Haynes International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Haynes International is more favorable than Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional.

About Companhia Sider�rgica Nacional

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer in Brazil. It operates through Steel, Mining, Logistics, Cement, and Energy segments. It offers steel products, such as coated sheets, galvanized steel, pre-painted steel, metal sheets, and flat and long steel products for automotive, civil construction, packaging, appliances, OEM, and distribution markets. It also provides steel cutting services. In addition, it explores for iron ore reserves at Casa de Pedra and Engenho mines in Brazil; produces and sells cement; provides rail, road, and port logistics services; and manages thermal co-generation and hydroelectric power plants. Further, the company exports its products. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional is a subsidiary of Vicunha Aços S.A.

About Haynes International

Haynes International, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes nickel and cobalt-based alloys in sheet, coil, and plate forms in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers high-temperature resistant alloys (HTA) and corrosion-resistant alloys (CRA). Its HTA products are used by manufacturers of equipment, including jet engines for the aerospace market; gas turbine engines for power generation and waste incineration; and industrial heating equipment. The company's CRA products are used in various applications, such as chemical processing, power plant emissions control, and hazardous waste treatment. Its products also have applications in flue-gas desulfurization, oil and gas, waste incineration, industrial heat treating, automotive, instrumentation, biopharmaceuticals, and solar and nuclear fuel industries. In addition, the company produces products as seamless and welded tubulars, as well as in slab, bar, billet, and wire forms. It sells its products primarily through direct sales organizations, and network of independent distributors and sales agents. Haynes International, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Kokomo, Indiana.

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