Olympic Steel (NASDAQ: ZEUS) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Olympic Steel to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.
This table compares Olympic Steel and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Olympic Steel Competitors||-1,550.91%||3.59%||2.20%|
Olympic Steel pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Olympic Steel pays out 10.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Steel” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 60.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
Olympic Steel has a beta of 1.72, meaning that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Olympic Steel’s competitors have a beta of 1.37, meaning that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
68.1% of Olympic Steel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.3% of Olympic Steel shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Olympic Steel and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Olympic Steel Competitors||331||966||1012||35||2.32|
Olympic Steel presently has a consensus price target of $22.33, suggesting a potential upside of 14.82%. As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 12.48%. Given Olympic Steel’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Olympic Steel is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Olympic Steel and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Olympic Steel||$1.21 billion||$36.12 million||25.93|
|Olympic Steel Competitors||$7.58 billion||$993.44 million||33.40|
Olympic Steel’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Olympic Steel. Olympic Steel is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Olympic Steel competitors beat Olympic Steel on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Olympic Steel
Olympic Steel, Inc. is a metals service center. The Company provides metals processing and distribution services for a range of customers. The Company operates through three segments: carbon flat products, specialty metals flat products, and tubular and pipe products. The Company’s carbon flat products segment’s focus is on the direct sale and distribution of large volumes of processed carbon and coated flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate products and fabricated parts. The Company’s specialty metals flat products segment’s focus is on the direct sale and distribution of processed aluminum and stainless flat-rolled sheet and coil products, flat bar products and fabricated parts. The Company’s tubular and pipe products segment consists of the Chicago Tube and Iron Company (CTI) business. Through its tubular and pipe products segment, it distributes metals tubing, pipe, bar, valve and fittings, and fabricate pressure parts supplied to various industrial markets.
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