Head to Head Comparison: Allegheny Technologies (ATI) & Synalloy (SYNL)

Allegheny Technologies (NYSE: ATI) and Synalloy (NASDAQ:SYNL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Allegheny Technologies and Synalloy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allegheny Technologies 1 2 6 0 2.56
Synalloy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Allegheny Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $29.22, indicating a potential upside of 7.95%. Given Allegheny Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Allegheny Technologies is more favorable than Synalloy.

Dividends

Synalloy pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Allegheny Technologies does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Allegheny Technologies and Synalloy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allegheny Technologies -2.61% 3.47% 1.06%
Synalloy 0.68% 4.73% 2.56%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Allegheny Technologies and Synalloy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Allegheny Technologies $3.53 billion 0.96 -$91.89 million $0.48 56.40
Synalloy $201.15 million 0.73 $1.34 million N/A N/A

Synalloy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Allegheny Technologies.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

49.8% of Synalloy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Allegheny Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.6% of Synalloy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Allegheny Technologies has a beta of 2.39, indicating that its stock price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synalloy has a beta of 0.1, indicating that its stock price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Synalloy beats Allegheny Technologies on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Allegheny Technologies Company Profile

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty materials and components worldwide. The company operates through two segments, High Performance Materials & Components, and Flat-Rolled Products. The High Performance Materials & Components segment produces, converts, and distributes a range of high performance materials, including titanium and titanium-based alloys; nickel-and cobalt-based alloys and superalloys; zirconium and related alloys, such as hafnium and niobium; powder alloys; and other specialty materials in long product forms of ingots, billets, bars, rods, wires, and shapes and rectangles, as well as seamless tubes, plus precision forgings, castings, components, and machined parts. This segment serves aerospace and defense, medical, oil and gas, and electrical energy markets. The Flat-Rolled Products segment provides stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, specialty alloys, and titanium and titanium-based alloys in various product forms, including plate, sheet, engineered strip, and Precision Rolled Strip products. This segment serves various markets, such as chemical and hydrocarbon processing, automotive, aerospace and defense, food processing equipment and appliances, construction and mining, electronics, communication equipment, and computers. Allegheny Technologies Incorporated was founded in 1960 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Synalloy Company Profile

Synalloy Corporation engages in production and sale of stainless steel pipes, fiberglass, steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Metals and Specialty Chemicals. The Metals segment manufactures and sells stainless steel and other alloy pipes under the BRISMET trade name through authorized stocking distributors; and liquid storage solutions and separation equipment, as well as distributes seamless carbon pipes and tubes. Its products are used by oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, pulp and paper, mining, power generation, water and waste water treatment, liquid natural gas, brewery, food processing, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The Specialty Chemicals segment produces specialty chemicals, including lubricants, surfactants, defoamers, reaction intermediaries, and sulfated fats and oils for the carpet, chemical, paper, metals, mining, agricultural, fiber, paint, textile, automotive, petroleum, cosmetics, mattress, furniture, janitorial, and other industries. This segment also provides chemical tolling manufacturing resources to global and regional chemical companies; and contracts with other chemical companies to manufacture certain pre-defined products. The company was formerly known as Blackman Uhler Industries, Inc. and changed its name to Synalloy Corporation in July 1967. Synalloy Corporation was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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