Comparing Timkensteel (TMST) & The Competition

Timkensteel (NYSE: TMST) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “STEEL” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Timkensteel to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.0% of Timkensteel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of shares of all “STEEL” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Timkensteel shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.0% of shares of all “STEEL” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Timkensteel and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Timkensteel -3.33% -7.56% -3.86%
Timkensteel Competitors -546.22% 10.40% 6.32%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Timkensteel and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Timkensteel 0 3 2 0 2.40
Timkensteel Competitors 437 1402 1480 70 2.35

Timkensteel presently has a consensus price target of $19.25, suggesting a potential upside of 17.31%. As a group, “STEEL” companies have a potential upside of 7.97%. Given Timkensteel’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Timkensteel is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Timkensteel has a beta of 2.05, meaning that its stock price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Timkensteel’s peers have a beta of 1.72, meaning that their average stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Timkensteel and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Timkensteel $1.33 billion -$43.80 million -16.58
Timkensteel Competitors $9.96 billion $425.72 million -5.58

Timkensteel’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Timkensteel. Timkensteel is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Timkensteel peers beat Timkensteel on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Timkensteel

TimkenSteel Corporation manufactures alloy steel, as well as carbon and micro-alloy steel. The Company’s portfolio includes special bar quality (SBQ) bars, seamless mechanical tubing and precision steel components. In addition, the Company supplies machining and thermal treatment services, as well as manage raw material recycling programs, which are used as a feeder system for its melt operations. The Company’s products include SBQ Steel and Seamless Mechanical Steel Tubing, and Value-added Precision Products and Services. Its focus is on alloy steel. The Company manufactures carbon, micro-alloy and alloy steel, sold as ingots, bars and tubes. In addition to its customized steels, the Company also manufactures custom-make precision components. Its products and services are used in a range of demanding applications in the market sectors, such as oil and gas, industrial equipment, mining and power generation.

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