TMS International (NYSE: TMS) is one of 96 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare TMS International to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.6% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TMS International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TMS International 0 0 0 0 N/A
TMS International Competitors 621 1814 2633 66 2.42

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 3.80%. Given TMS International’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TMS International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares TMS International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TMS International N/A N/A N/A
TMS International Competitors -18.24% 9.26% 2.04%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TMS International and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
TMS International N/A N/A 21.59
TMS International Competitors $1.24 billion $76.68 million 1,057.24

TMS International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than TMS International. TMS International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

TMS International rivals beat TMS International on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About TMS International

TMS International Corp. (TMS), formerly Metal Services Acquisition Corp., is a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America. The Company provides a range of services through two segments: Mill Services Group and Raw Material and Optimization Group. The Mill Services Group segment includes scrap management and preparation; semi-finished and finished material handling; metal recovery and slag handling, processing and sales, and surface conditioning. The Raw Material and Optimization Group segment include raw materials procurement and logistics, and software-based raw materials cost optimization. The Company is a holding company controlled by Onex, and it operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including its primary operating company Tube City IMS, LLC. It operates at 74 customer sites in nine countries across North America, Europe and Latin America, and its global raw materials procurement network spans five continents.

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