General Steel (OTCMKTS:GSIH) and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
2.1% of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional shares are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of General Steel shares 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.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for General Steel and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Companhia Siderurgica Nacional||0||4||3||0||2.43|
This table compares General Steel and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Companhia Siderurgica Nacional||16.92%||45.17%||8.28%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares General Steel and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|General Steel||N/A||N/A||-$789.28 million||N/A||N/A|
|Companhia Siderurgica Nacional||$5.60 billion||0.53||$3.21 million||N/A||N/A|
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has higher revenue and earnings than General Steel.
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. General Steel does not pay a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
General Steel has a beta of -0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 171% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has a beta of 2.41, suggesting that its stock price is 141% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional beats General Steel on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
General Steel Company Profile
General Steel Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the trading of iron ore for steel mills in China. The company sells its products primarily to distributors and related parties. It is also involved in the Internet-of-things business. The company is headquartered in Beijing, China.
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional Company Profile
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Steel, Mining, Logistics, Cement, and Energy. It produces a line of steel products, including slabs, hot and cold-rolled, galvanized, and tin mill products for the distribution, packaging, automotive, home appliance, and construction industries. It also explores for iron ore reserves at Casa de Pedra and Engenho mines located in the state of Minas Gerais; produces and sells cement; provides railroad and port logistics services; and generates electric power through hydroelectric power plants. The company also exports its products. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Itaim Bibi, Brazil. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional is a subsidiary of Vicunha Aços S.A.
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