Aperam (OTCMKTS: APEMY) is one of 61 public companies in the “STEEL” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Aperam to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Aperam shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of shares of all “STEEL” companies are held by institutional investors. 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 is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Aperam and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “STEEL” companies have a potential upside of 14.16%. Given Aperam’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Aperam has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Aperam and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Aperam||$5.05 billion||$361.00 million||12.21|
|Aperam Competitors||$9.96 billion||$425.72 million||-5.84|
Aperam’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Aperam. Aperam is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Aperam pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Aperam pays out 33.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “STEEL” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 38.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Aperam is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Aperam and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Aperam has a beta of 2.2, suggesting that its stock price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aperam’s rivals have a beta of 1.72, suggesting that their average stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Aperam beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Aperam Company Profile
Aperam produces and sells stainless and specialty steel products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions, and Alloys & Specialties. The company offers steel products and electrical steels, including grain oriented, non-grain oriented, and non-grain oriented semi-processed steel products. It is also involved in the selling and distribution operations; and the provision of value added and customized steel solutions. In addition, the company designs, produces, and transforms nickel and cobalt alloys, and other specific stainless steels in various forms, such as bars, semis, cold-rolled strips, wire and wire rods, and plates. It serves customers in automotive, construction, catering, medical, oil and gas, aerospace, industrial processes, electronic, and electrical engineering industries. The company distributes its products through a network of service centers, transformation facilities, and sales offices. Aperam was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.
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