Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) and NIPPON Stl & SU/S (OTCMKTS:NSSMY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Haynes International and NIPPON Stl & SU/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Haynes International -6.66% -2.54% -1.32%
NIPPON Stl & SU/S 4.08% 6.69% 3.09%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Haynes International and NIPPON Stl & SU/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Haynes International 0 1 1 0 2.50
NIPPON Stl & SU/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Haynes International and NIPPON Stl & SU/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Haynes International $395.21 million 1.00 -$10.19 million ($0.78) -40.46
NIPPON Stl & SU/S $51.19 billion 0.34 $1.76 billion N/A N/A

NIPPON Stl & SU/S has higher revenue and earnings than Haynes International.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of NIPPON Stl & SU/S shares are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of Haynes 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.

Risk & Volatility

Haynes International has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NIPPON Stl & SU/S has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Haynes International pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. NIPPON Stl & SU/S pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Haynes International pays out -112.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

NIPPON Stl & SU/S beats Haynes International on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Haynes International Company Profile

Haynes International, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes nickel and cobalt-based alloys in sheet, coil, and plate forms in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers high-temperature resistant alloys (HTA) and corrosion-resistant alloys (CRA). Its HTA products are used by manufacturers of equipment, including jet engines for the aerospace market; gas turbine engines for power generation and waste incineration; and industrial heating equipment. The company's CRA products are used in various applications, such as chemical processing, power plant emissions control, and hazardous waste treatment. Its products also have applications in flue-gas desulfurization, oil and gas, waste incineration, industrial heat treating, automotive, instrumentation, biopharmaceuticals, and solar and nuclear fuel industries. In addition, the company produces products as seamless and welded tubulars, as well as in slab, bar, billet, and wire forms. It sells its products primarily through direct sales organizations, and network of independent distributors and sales agents. Haynes International, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Kokomo, Indiana.

NIPPON Stl & SU/S Company Profile

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation engages in steelmaking and steel fabrication businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Steelmaking and Steel Fabrication, Engineering and Construction, Chemicals, New materials, and System Solutions. The company offers steel plates; hot- and cold-rolled steel sheets and coils, coated steel sheets, color coated steel sheets, electrolytic tin plates, and electrical steel sheets; bar and rod materials; and structural steel products. It also provides pipes and tubes; and railway, automotive, and construction and industrial machinery parts, such as railway wheels, driving mechanisms, axles, couplers, bogie trucks, brake disks, control bogies, brake calipers, test equipment, crankshafts and front axles, aluminum wheels, permanent magnet retarders, die materials, mill rolls, circular forgings, forged products for power generation, and shape-memory alloys. In addition, the company offers titanium products for use in automobiles, architecture, civil engineering and ocean development, aircraft, sports gears and consumer products, welded tubes, PHE, and chemical and electrolytic fields; stainless steel sheets, shapes, plates, and wire rods, as well as strips, clad steel sheets, nickel and nickel alloy products, and crystal series products; and steel slags. Further, it manufactures and markets industrial machinery and equipment; performs construction work under contract; and engages in waste processing and recycling activities, as well as in supplying electricity, gas, and heat. Additionally, the company offers coal-based chemical products and petrochemicals, as well as electronic materials; and materials for semiconductors and electronic parts, carbon fiber and composite products, and products that apply technologies for metal processing. It also provides computer systems engineering and consulting services; and IT-enabled outsourcing and other services. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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