China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp (NYSE: SID) and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.0% of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional 0 4 2 0 2.33

Dividends

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp does not pay a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp has a beta of 4.61, suggesting that its share price is 361% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has a beta of 3.09, suggesting that its share price is 209% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional $5.60 billion 0.48 $3.21 million N/A N/A

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has higher revenue and earnings than China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp.

Profitability

This table compares China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp N/A N/A N/A
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional 15.40% 39.69% 7.21%

Summary

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional beats China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Gerui Adv Mtals Grp

China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited operates as a contract manufacturer of cold-rolled narrow strip steel products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company converts steel manufactured by third parties into thin steel sheets and strips. It primarily serves food and industrial packaging, construction and household decorations materials, electrical appliances, and telecommunications wires and cables industries. The company sells its products directly to manufacturers or through distributors. The company was formerly known as Golden Green Enterprises Limited and changed its name to China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited in December 2009. China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited is based in Zhengzhou, the People's Republic of China.

About Companhia Siderurgica Nacional

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Steel, Mining, Logistics, Cement, and Energy. It produces a line of steel products, including slabs, hot and cold-rolled, galvanized, and tin mill products for the distribution, packaging, automotive, home appliance, and construction industries. It also explores for iron ore reserves at Casa de Pedra and Engenho mines located in the state of Minas Gerais; produces and sells cement; provides railroad and port logistics services; and generates electric power through hydroelectric power plants. The company also exports its products. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Itaim Bibi, Brazil. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional is a subsidiary of Vicunha Aços S.A.

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