Nornickel (OTCMKTS: NILSY) and South32 (OTCMKTS:SOUHY) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.
This table compares Nornickel and South32’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Nornickel pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. South32 pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. South32 pays out 58.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nornickel and South32, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Nornickel presently has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.90%. Given Nornickel’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nornickel is more favorable than South32.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.3% of Nornickel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of South32 shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Nornickel has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, South32 has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Nornickel and South32’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nornickel||$9.15 billion||3.00||$2.13 billion||N/A||N/A|
|South32||$6.95 billion||2.10||$1.23 billion||$1.08||13.01|
Nornickel has higher revenue and earnings than South32.
Nornickel beats South32 on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Nornickel Company Profile
Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified mining and metallurgical company in Russia, Europe, Asia, North America, and the CIS countries. The company operates in GMK Group, Group KGMK, NN Harjavalta, Other metallurgical, and Other non-metallurgical segments. It prospects, explores for, extracts, refines, and processes minerals; and produces, markets, and sells base and precious metals. The company produces nickel, palladium, platinum, and copper, as well as various by-products, such as cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, and sulfur. It is also involved in equipment rental, gas extraction, electricity production and distribution, construction, repairs, geological works, spare parts production, distribution, science, fuel supply, river shipping operations, sea port, and airport businesses, as well as acts as an air company. The company was formerly known as Open Joint Stock Company ?Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel' and changed its name to Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel in May 2015. Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Dudinka, Russia.
South32 Company Profile
South32 Limited operates as a diversified metals and mining company primarily in Australia, Southern Africa, and South America. The company has a portfolio of assets producing alumina, aluminum, bauxite, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese ore and alloy, ferronickel, silver, lead, and zinc. It also exports its products. The company was formerly known as BHP Coal Holdings Pty Limited and changed its name to South32 Limited in March 2015. South32 Limited was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.
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