Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS: NHYDY) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “METALS FABRICATING” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Norsk Hydro ASA to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and risk.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Norsk Hydro ASA and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Norsk Hydro ASA||1||3||2||0||2.17|
|Norsk Hydro ASA Competitors||170||689||767||25||2.39|
Norsk Hydro ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Norsk Hydro ASA pays out 20.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “METALS FABRICATING” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 26.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Norsk Hydro ASA has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Norsk Hydro ASA’s competitors have a beta of 0.87, suggesting that their average share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Norsk Hydro ASA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.4% of shares of all “METALS FABRICATING” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Norsk Hydro ASA shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “METALS FABRICATING” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Norsk Hydro ASA and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Norsk Hydro ASA||$13.93 billion||$1.08 billion||11.24|
|Norsk Hydro ASA Competitors||$4.25 billion||$225.60 million||13.46|
Norsk Hydro ASA has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Norsk Hydro ASA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Norsk Hydro ASA and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Norsk Hydro ASA||7.97%||9.50%||6.26%|
|Norsk Hydro ASA Competitors||-96.19%||7.51%||2.48%|
Norsk Hydro ASA competitors beat Norsk Hydro ASA on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About Norsk Hydro ASA
Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) is an integrated aluminum company with operations in various activities along the aluminum industry’s value chain. The Company operates through six segments: Bauxite & Alumina, which includes bauxite mining activities, production of alumina and related commercial activities, primarily the sale of alumina; Primary Metal, which includes primary aluminum production and casting activities; Metal Markets, which include sales activities relating to products from the its primary metal plants and operational responsibility for Hydro’s stand-alone remelters, as well as physical and financial metal trading activities; Rolled Products, which include Hydro’s rolling mills; Energy, which includes energy sourcing for Hydro’s aluminum operations around the world, and Other and eliminations, which consists of its captive insurance company Industriforsikring, its industry parks, internal service providers, operation of Sapa and other activities.
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