USINAS SIDERURG/S (OTCMKTS: USNZY) and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ:USAP) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares USINAS SIDERURG/S and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
USINAS SIDERURG/S 2.48% 1.87% 1.11%
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products 5.46% 1.88% 1.10%

Dividends

USINAS SIDERURG/S pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Universal Stainless & Alloy Products does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for USINAS SIDERURG/S and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
USINAS SIDERURG/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products 0 1 0 0 2.00

Volatility & Risk

USINAS SIDERURG/S has a beta of 3.36, suggesting that its share price is 236% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares USINAS SIDERURG/S and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
USINAS SIDERURG/S $3.36 billion 0.27 $72.98 million N/A N/A
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products $202.64 million 0.86 $7.61 million N/A N/A

USINAS SIDERURG/S has higher revenue and earnings than Universal Stainless & Alloy Products.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.2% of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products shares are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

USINAS SIDERURG/S Company Profile

Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. manufactures and markets flat steel products in Brazil and internationally. The company's products include heavy plates, sincron, hot and cold rolled products, laser welded assemblies, slits/rolls, blanks, and hot-dip galvanized and electrogalvanized coils and sheets. It also provides pipes in various sizes, shapes, and thicknesses. The company serves appliance, agricultural and highway machinery, construction and infrastructure, energy, shipbuilding, automotive, and distribution markets. Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. was founded in 1950 and is based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Company Profile

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steel products in the United States and internationally. The company's products include stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel, and various other alloyed steels. The company offers semi-finished and finished long products in the form of ingots, blooms, billets, and bars; flat rolled products, such as slabs and plates; and customized shapes primarily for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which are cold rolled from purchased coiled strip, flat bar, or extruded bar. Its semi-finished long products are primarily used to produce finished bar, rod, and wire products; and finished bar products that are principally used by OEMs and by service center customers for distribution to various end users. The company also offers conversion services on materials supplied by its customers. Its products are also used in aerospace, oil and gas, power generation, and automotive industries, as well as in the manufacturing of equipment for food handling, health and medical, chemical processing, and pollution control; and manufacturing of metals, plastics, paper and aluminum extrusions, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and optics. Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. sells its products to service centers, forgers, rerollers, OEMs, and wire redrawers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.

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