Titan International (NYSE:TWI) and USINAS SIDERURG/S (OTCMKTS:USNZY) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.
Volatility & Risk
Titan International has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USINAS SIDERURG/S has a beta of 3.54, meaning that its share price is 254% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Titan International and USINAS SIDERURG/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
86.4% of Titan International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of USINAS SIDERURG/S shares are held by institutional investors. 17.3% of Titan International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Titan International pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. USINAS SIDERURG/S pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Titan International pays out -4.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Titan International and USINAS SIDERURG/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Titan International||$1.47 billion||0.31||-$60.04 million||($0.49)||-15.39|
|USINAS SIDERURG/S||$3.36 billion||0.32||$72.98 million||N/A||N/A|
USINAS SIDERURG/S has higher revenue and earnings than Titan International.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Titan International and USINAS SIDERURG/S, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Titan International presently has a consensus price target of $14.75, suggesting a potential upside of 95.62%. Given Titan International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Titan International is more favorable than USINAS SIDERURG/S.
USINAS SIDERURG/S beats Titan International on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Titan International
Titan International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells wheels, tires, wheel and tire assemblies, and undercarriage systems and components for off-highway vehicles in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Agricultural, Earthmoving/Construction, and Consumer. The company offers rims, wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for various agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, skidders, plows, planters, and irrigation equipment; and off-the-road earthmoving, mining, military, construction, and forestry equipment comprising skid steers, aerial lifts, cranes, graders and levelers, scrapers, self-propelled shovel loaders, articulated dump trucks, load transporters, haul trucks, backhoe loaders, crawler tractors, lattice cranes, shovels, and hydraulic excavators. It also provides bias and light truck tires; and products for all-terrain vehicles, turf, and golf cart applications, as well as high-speed brakes. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, as well as to the aftermarket through independent distributors, equipment dealers, and own distribution centers. Titan International, Inc. was founded in 1890 and is based in Quincy, Illinois.
About USINAS SIDERURG/S
Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. manufactures and markets flat steel products in Brazil and internationally. The company's products include heavy plates, sincron, hot and cold rolled products, laser welded assemblies, slits/rolls, blanks, and hot-dip galvanized and electrogalvanized coils and sheets. It also provides pipes in various sizes, shapes, and thicknesses. The company serves appliance, agricultural and highway machinery, construction and infrastructure, energy, shipbuilding, automotive, and distribution markets. Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. was founded in 1950 and is based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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