Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS: NHYDY) is one of 5 publicly-traded companies in the “Primary aluminum” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Norsk Hydro ASA to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Norsk Hydro ASA and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Norsk Hydro ASA||$13.93 billion||$1.08 billion||12.17|
|Norsk Hydro ASA Competitors||$11.01 billion||$257.18 million||24.92|
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||4.28%||7.07%||3.93%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Norsk Hydro ASA and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Norsk Hydro ASA||1||2||2||0||2.20|
|Norsk Hydro ASA Competitors||80||244||265||14||2.35|
As a group, “Primary aluminum” companies have a potential upside of 21.59%. Given Norsk Hydro ASA’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Norsk Hydro ASA has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Norsk Hydro ASA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.6% of shares of all “Primary aluminum” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Norsk Hydro ASA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of shares of all “Primary aluminum” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Norsk Hydro ASA has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Norsk Hydro ASA’s competitors have a beta of 0.83, suggesting that their average share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Norsk Hydro ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Norsk Hydro ASA pays out 22.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Primary aluminum” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 22.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Norsk Hydro ASA competitors beat Norsk Hydro ASA on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Norsk Hydro ASA Company Profile
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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