Analyzing Worthington Industries (WOR) & China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp (CHOPF)

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) and China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp (OTCMKTS:CHOPF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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52.7% of Worthington Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.3% of Worthington Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Worthington Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp does not pay a dividend. Worthington Industries pays out 26.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Worthington Industries has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Worthington Industries and China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Worthington Industries $3.01 billion 0.83 $204.51 million $3.22 12.67
China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Worthington Industries has higher revenue and earnings than China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Worthington Industries and China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Worthington Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00
China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Worthington Industries currently has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.32%. Given Worthington Industries’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Worthington Industries is more favorable than China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp.

Profitability

This table compares Worthington Industries and China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Worthington Industries 6.47% 17.05% 7.19%
China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Worthington Industries has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp has a beta of 3.3, meaning that its stock price is 230% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Worthington Industries beats China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Worthington Industries

Worthington Industries, Inc. is a metals manufacturing company, focused on value-added steel processing and manufactured metal products. The Company’s segments include Steel Processing, Pressure Cylinders, Engineered Cabs and Other. The Steel Processing segment buys coils of steel from integrated steel mills and mini-mills, and also toll processes steel for steel mills, end users, service centers and other processors. The Pressure Cylinders segment manufactures and sells filled and unfilled pressure cylinders, tanks, hand torches, and oil and gas equipment along with various accessories and related products for end use market applications. The Engineered Cabs is a non-captive designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered open and enclosed cabs and operator stations and custom fabrications for heavy mobile equipment used in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and military industries. The Other segment includes Construction Services and Worthington Energy Innovations.

About China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp

China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Ltd is a contract manufacturer of high precision cold-rolled narrow strip steel products. The Company converts steel manufactured by third parties into thin steel sheets and strips according to its customers’ specifications. It produces ultra-thin, high-strength cold-rolled steel products, with thicknesses starting from 0.05 mm width up to 600 mm and tolerance +/- 0.003mm. The Company sells its products to domestic Chinese customers who primarily operate in the food and industrial packaging, construction and household decorations materials, electrical appliances, and telecommunications wires and cables industries. The Company operates 11 sets of cold-rolled steel production lines with a current annual steel processing capacity of approximately 500,000 metric tons and two chromium-plating production lines with total annual processing capacity of approximately 250,000 metric tons. It has five series and over 20 types of strip steel products.

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