VOESTALPINE AG/ADR (OTCMKTS: CSUAY) and China Shenhua Energy (OTCMKTS:CSUAY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. China Shenhua Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. VOESTALPINE AG/ADR pays out 20.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. China Shenhua Energy pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares VOESTALPINE AG/ADR and China Shenhua Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR 6.02% 12.66% 5.24%
China Shenhua Energy 18.75% 2.37% 1.57%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for VOESTALPINE AG/ADR and China Shenhua Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Shenhua Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of China Shenhua Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares VOESTALPINE AG/ADR and China Shenhua Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR $15.09 billion 0.49 $906.90 million $1.03 8.22
China Shenhua Energy $36.81 billion 1.13 $47.80 billion $1.42 5.92

China Shenhua Energy has higher revenue and earnings than VOESTALPINE AG/ADR. China Shenhua Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VOESTALPINE AG/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR has a beta of 2.18, suggesting that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Shenhua Energy has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

China Shenhua Energy beats VOESTALPINE AG/ADR on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR Company Profile

voestalpine AG processes, develops, and manufactures steel products worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Steel, High Performance Metals, Metal Engineering, Metal Forming, and Other. The Steel division produces and processes hot and cold-rolled steel; electrogalvanized, hot-dip galvanized, and organically coated plates; electrical steel strips; and heavy plates, as well as turbine casings. It serves the automotive, white goods, electrical, processing, energy, and engineering industries. The High Performance Metals segment offers special alloys for the oil and natural gas, aerospace, and energy engineering industries; tool manufacturing, heat treatment, and coating services; and warehousing and preprocessing of special steels, as well as services, including logistics, distribution, and processing for the oil and natural gas industries. The Metal Engineering division offers rails and turnout products, rod wire, drawn wire, seamless tubes, and welding filler materials; track-based monitoring systems for various railway applications; and services for railway sector. The Metal Forming division manufactures special tubes and sections, and precision strip steel, as well as pre-finished system components made from pressed, punched, and roll-profiled parts for the automobile manufacture and supply, construction, storage, energy, and agricultural equipment industries. It also provides cold-rolled precision strip steel. voestalpine AG is based in Linz, Austria.

China Shenhua Energy Company Profile

China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in coal, power, railway, port, shipping, and coal chemical businesses in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company's Coal segment produces coal from surface and underground mines; and sells coal to power plants, metallurgical and coal chemical producers, and provincial/regional electric grid companies. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had coal retained resource of 23.70 billion tones and the recoverable coal reserve of 15.19 billion tones. Its Power segment generates and sells electric power to power grid companies. This segment generates electric power through coal, thermal, wind, water, and gas. The company's Railway segment provides railway transportation services. Its Port segment offers loading, transportation, and storage services. The company's Shipping segment provides shipment transportation services. Its Coal Chemical segment produces and sells methanol; and polyethylene and polypropylene, as well as other by-products. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Beijing, China. China Shenhua Energy Company Limited is a subsidiary of Shenhua Group Corporation Limited.

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