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

Volatility & Risk

ArcelorMittal has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ArcelorMittal’s competitors have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for ArcelorMittal and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ArcelorMittal 1 2 10 0 2.69
ArcelorMittal Competitors 331 966 1012 35 2.32

ArcelorMittal currently has a consensus price target of $31.07, suggesting a potential upside of 21.41%. As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 11.75%. Given ArcelorMittal’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ArcelorMittal is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ArcelorMittal $61.98 billion $7.47 billion 7.68
ArcelorMittal Competitors $7.78 billion $1.01 billion 32.76

ArcelorMittal has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. ArcelorMittal is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.6% of ArcelorMittal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of ArcelorMittal shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ArcelorMittal 5.50% 10.52% 4.58%
ArcelorMittal Competitors -1,550.91% 3.59% 2.20%

Summary

ArcelorMittal beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal S.A. (ArcelorMittal) is a holding company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates steel manufacturing and mining facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. ArcelorMittal operates through five segments, which include NAFTA; Europe; Brazil; Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States (ACIS), and Mining. The NAFTA segment produces flat, long and tubular products. The Brazil segment includes the flat operations of Brazil, and the long and tubular operations of Brazil and neighboring countries. The Europe segment is the flat steel producer in Europe. The ACIS segment produces a combination of flat, long products and tubular products. The Mining segment comprises all mines owned by ArcelorMittal in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. It produces a range of finished and semi-finished steel products (semis).

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