Comparing Timkensteel (TMST) & The Competition

Timkensteel (NYSE: TMST) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “STEEL” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Timkensteel to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Timkensteel and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Timkensteel 0 3 2 0 2.40
Timkensteel Competitors 436 1414 1501 70 2.35

Timkensteel currently has a consensus price target of $19.25, indicating a potential upside of 26.73%. As a group, “STEEL” companies have a potential upside of 13.66%. Given Timkensteel’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Timkensteel is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Timkensteel $1.33 billion -$43.80 million -15.19
Timkensteel Competitors $10.00 billion $429.38 million 40.48

Timkensteel’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Timkensteel. Timkensteel 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Timkensteel -3.33% -7.56% -3.86%
Timkensteel Competitors -546.17% 10.50% 6.34%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.0% of Timkensteel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of shares of all “STEEL” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of Timkensteel shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “STEEL” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Timkensteel has a beta of 2.05, indicating that its stock price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Timkensteel’s competitors have a beta of 1.72, indicating that their average stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Timkensteel competitors beat Timkensteel on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Timkensteel

TimkenSteel Corporation manufactures alloy steel, as well as carbon and micro-alloy steel. The Company’s portfolio includes special bar quality (SBQ) bars, seamless mechanical tubing and precision steel components. In addition, the Company supplies machining and thermal treatment services, as well as manage raw material recycling programs, which are used as a feeder system for its melt operations. The Company’s products include SBQ Steel and Seamless Mechanical Steel Tubing, and Value-added Precision Products and Services. Its focus is on alloy steel. The Company manufactures carbon, micro-alloy and alloy steel, sold as ingots, bars and tubes. In addition to its customized steels, the Company also manufactures custom-make precision components. Its products and services are used in a range of demanding applications in the market sectors, such as oil and gas, industrial equipment, mining and power generation.

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