Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS: YARIY) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “AGRIBUSINESS” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Yara International ASA to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Yara International ASA and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Yara International ASA||$11.36 billion||$478.16 million||23.57|
|Yara International ASA Competitors||$8.40 billion||$353.86 million||8.34|
This table compares Yara International ASA and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Yara International ASA||4.19%||5.37%||3.35%|
|Yara International ASA Competitors||-18.32%||2.14%||1.78%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.1% of Yara International ASA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.5% of shares of all “AGRIBUSINESS” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “AGRIBUSINESS” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Yara International ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.99 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Yara International ASA pays out 56.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “AGRIBUSINESS” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 78.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
Yara International ASA has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yara International ASA’s peers have a beta of 0.70, indicating that their average stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Yara International ASA and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Yara International ASA||0||3||3||1||2.71|
|Yara International ASA Competitors||221||731||765||49||2.36|
As a group, “AGRIBUSINESS” companies have a potential upside of 8.58%. Given Yara International ASA’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Yara International ASA has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Yara International ASA beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
About Yara International ASA
Yara International ASA is a Norway-based company that produces, distributes and sells nitrogen-based mineral fertilizers and related industrial products. The Company operates under the following segments: Crop Nutrition, Industrial and Production. The Crop Nutrition segment sells a portfolio of nitrogen-based fertilizers including ammonia, urea, urea ammonium nitrate (UAN), calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), ammonium nitrate (AN), calcium nitrate (CN), and compound fertilizers (NPK). The Industrial segment sells urea, ammonia, phosphate, nitric acid, technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) and calcium nitrate (CN) for industrial applications within base chemicals, mining applications, animal nutrition, environmental solutions and industrial nitrates. The Production segment comprises Yara’s manufacturing plants producing ammonia, fertilizer and industrial products. The Company operates Agronomic Technology Corp as subsidiary.
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