Financial Review: Aperam (APEMY) and Its Peers

Aperam (OTCMKTS: APEMY) is one of 61 public companies in the “STEEL” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Aperam to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

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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 1.9% 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Aperam and its rivals 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 $425.55 million -8.23

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.

Profitability

This table compares Aperam and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aperam 7.15% 11.99% 6.37%
Aperam Competitors -546.22% 10.40% 6.32%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Aperam shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% of shares of all “STEEL” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of shares of all “STEEL” companies are held by company insiders. 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

Aperam has a beta of 2.2, indicating that its share price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aperam’s rivals have a beta of 1.72, indicating that their average share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Aperam and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aperam 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aperam Competitors 434 1395 1475 70 2.35

As a group, “STEEL” companies have a potential upside of 5.05%. Given Aperam’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Aperam has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

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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