Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS: YARIY) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “AGRIBUSINESS” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Yara International ASA to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares Yara International ASA and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yara International ASA 4.19% 5.37% 3.35%
Yara International ASA Competitors -29.97% 2.69% 2.03%

Dividends

Yara International ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.99 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Yara International ASA pays out 56.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “AGRIBUSINESS” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 78.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Yara International ASA and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yara International ASA 0 3 3 1 2.71
Yara International ASA Competitors 220 731 765 49 2.36

As a group, “AGRIBUSINESS” companies have a potential upside of 5.35%. Given Yara International ASA’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Yara International ASA has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yara International ASA and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Yara International ASA $11.36 billion $478.16 million 24.32
Yara International ASA Competitors $8.40 billion $353.86 million 8.56

Yara International ASA has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Yara International ASA is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Yara International ASA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.5% of shares of all “AGRIBUSINESS” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.6% of shares of all “AGRIBUSINESS” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Yara International ASA has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yara International ASA’s peers have a beta of 0.70, suggesting that their average share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Yara International ASA beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Yara International ASA Company Profile

Yara International ASA is a Norway-based company that produces, distributes and sells nitrogen-based mineral fertilizers and related industrial products. The Company operates under the following segments: Crop Nutrition, Industrial and Production. The Crop Nutrition segment sells a portfolio of nitrogen-based fertilizers including ammonia, urea, urea ammonium nitrate (UAN), calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), ammonium nitrate (AN), calcium nitrate (CN), and compound fertilizers (NPK). The Industrial segment sells urea, ammonia, phosphate, nitric acid, technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) and calcium nitrate (CN) for industrial applications within base chemicals, mining applications, animal nutrition, environmental solutions and industrial nitrates. The Production segment comprises Yara’s manufacturing plants producing ammonia, fertilizer and industrial products. The Company operates Agronomic Technology Corp as subsidiary.

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