Centrus Energy (NYSE:LEU – Get Rating) is one of 28 public companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Centrus Energy to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
41.1% of Centrus Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Centrus Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Centrus Energy and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Centrus Energy||$298.30 million||$175.00 million||4.71|
|Centrus Energy Competitors||$1.78 billion||$176.80 million||-6.64|
This table compares Centrus Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Centrus Energy Competitors||-72.54%||-27.97%||-7.63%|
Risk and Volatility
Centrus Energy has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centrus Energy’s peers have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Centrus Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Centrus Energy Competitors||203||898||1233||12||2.45|
As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 21.84%. Given Centrus Energy’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Centrus Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
About Centrus Energy
Centrus Energy Corp. supplies nuclear fuel and services for the nuclear power industry in the United States, Japan, Belgium, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) and Technical Solutions. The LEU segment sells separative work units (SWU) component of LEU; SWU and natural uranium components of LEU; and natural uranium for utilities that operate nuclear power plants. The Technical Solutions segment offers technical, manufacturing, engineering, procurement, construction, and operations services to public and private sector customers, including the American Centrifuge engineering and testing activities. The company was formerly known as USEC Inc. and changed its name to Centrus Energy Corp. in September 2014. Centrus Energy Corp. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
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