SunCoke Energy (NYSE: SXC) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare SunCoke Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.3% of SunCoke Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of SunCoke Energy 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SunCoke Energy and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
SunCoke Energy $1,223.30 $14.40 137.52
SunCoke Energy Competitors $8,509.53 $183.63 13.48

SunCoke Energy’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SunCoke Energy. SunCoke Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

SunCoke Energy has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SunCoke Energy’s competitors have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares SunCoke Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunCoke Energy 0.42% 4.60% 1.21%
SunCoke Energy Competitors -986.33% 3.15% 2.59%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for SunCoke Energy and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunCoke Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
SunCoke Energy Competitors 291 849 964 31 2.34

As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 3.53%. Given SunCoke Energy’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SunCoke Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

SunCoke Energy competitors beat SunCoke Energy on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About SunCoke Energy

SunCoke Energy, Inc. is a producer of coke in the Americas. The Company’s segments include Domestic Coke, Brazil Coke, Coal Logistics, and Corporate and Other. The Domestic Coke segment consists of its Jewell Coke Company, L.P. (Jewell), Indiana Harbor Coke Company (Indiana Harbor), Haverhill Coke Company LLC (Haverhill), Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City) and Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown) cokemaking and heat recovery operations. The Brazil Coke segment consists of its operations in Vitoria, Brazil, where the Company operate a cokemaking facility, ArcelorMittal Brasil S.A. The Coal Logistics segment consists of its Convent Marine Terminal (CMT), Kanawha River Terminals, LLC (KRT), SunCoke Lake Terminal, LLC (Lake Terminal) and Dismal River Terminal, LLC (DRT) coal handling and/or mixing service operations. It designs, develops, builds, owns and operates five cokemaking facilities in the United States, as of December 31, 2016.

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