Comparing Ferroglobe PLC (GSM) & RTI International Metals (RTI)

RTI International Metals (NYSE: RTI) and Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.2% of Ferroglobe PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.1% of Ferroglobe PLC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares RTI International Metals and Ferroglobe PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RTI International Metals 2.28% 2.28% 1.16%
Ferroglobe PLC -7.60% -3.96% -1.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for RTI International Metals and Ferroglobe PLC, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RTI International Metals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ferroglobe PLC 0 1 5 0 2.83

Ferroglobe PLC has a consensus target price of $12.85, suggesting a potential upside of 0.08%. Given Ferroglobe PLC’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ferroglobe PLC is more favorable than RTI International Metals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RTI International Metals and Ferroglobe PLC’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RTI International Metals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ferroglobe PLC $1.53 billion 1.44 $32.76 million ($0.69) -18.61

Ferroglobe PLC has higher revenue and earnings than RTI International Metals.


Ferroglobe PLC beats RTI International Metals on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RTI International Metals

RTI International Metals, Inc. is a producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components for the national and international aerospace, defense, energy, medical device, and other consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: the Titanium segment and Engineered Products and Services (EP&S) segment. The Titanium Segment melts, processes, produces, forges, stocks, distributes, finishes, cuts-to-size, and facilitates just-in-time delivery services of a complete range of titanium mill products, which are further processed by its customers for use in a variety of commercial aerospace, defense, and industrial and consumer applications. The EP&S Segment is comprised of companies with significant hard and soft-metal expertise that form, extrude, fabricate, machine, additively manufacture, micro-machine, and assemble titanium, aluminum, and other specialty metal parts and components.

About Ferroglobe PLC

Ferroglobe PLC, formerly VeloNewco Limited, is engaged in silicon and specialty metals industry. The Company produces silicon metal and silicon- and manganese-based alloy, which serves customers in the chemical, aluminum, solar, steel and ductile iron foundry industries. It operates through two segments: Electrometallurgy and Energy. It Electrometallurgy segment includes its coal and quartz mining operations and its silicon metal and ferroalloy production, whereas the Energy segment consists of its hydroelectric power operations. It currently operates approximately 20 production smelting facilities in the field of electrometallurgy: approximately five in Spain, over five in the United States of America, over six in France, over three in South Africa, one in Venezuela, one in Poland, one in Canada, one in Argentina and one in China. It diversifies its production base across approximately five continents, such as Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

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