Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN – Get Free Report) and Aurubis (OTCMKTS:AIAGY – Get Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Haynes International and Aurubis’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Haynes International||$490.46 million||1.27||$45.09 million||$3.55||13.83|
Haynes International has higher revenue and earnings than Aurubis. Haynes International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Aurubis, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
This is a summary of recent ratings for Haynes International and Aurubis, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Haynes International presently has a consensus price target of $60.25, suggesting a potential upside of 22.76%. Aurubis has a consensus price target of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.36%. Given Aurubis’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Aurubis is more favorable than Haynes International.
This table compares Haynes International and Aurubis’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Haynes International beats Aurubis on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Haynes International
Haynes International, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes nickel and cobalt-based alloys in sheet, coil, and plate forms in the United States, Europe, China, and internationally. The company offers high-temperature resistant alloys (HTA) and corrosion-resistant alloys (CRA). Its HTA products are used by manufacturers of equipment, including jet engines for the aerospace market; gas turbine engines for power generation; waste incineration; and industrial heating equipment. The company's CRA products are used in various applications, including chemical processing, power plant emissions control, and hazardous waste treatment. Its products also have applications in flue-gas desulfurization, oil and gas, waste incineration, industrial heat treating, automotive, thermocouples, sensors and instrumentation, biopharmaceuticals, solar, and nuclear fuel. In addition, the company produces products as seamless and welded tubulars, as well as in slab, bar, billet, and wire forms. It sells its products primarily through direct sales organizations, and network of independent distributors and sales agents. Haynes International, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Kokomo, Indiana.
Aurubis AG processes metal concentrates and recycling materials in Germany. The company processes scrap metals, organic and inorganic metalbearing recycling raw materials, and industrial residues. It also offers wire rods and specialty wires, shapes, bars and profiles, industrial rolled products, and architectural rolled products. In addition, the company produces gold, silver, lead, lead-bismuth alloy, lead-antimony litharge, tellurium metals, and tellurium dioxide. Further, the company engages in the recycling of copper, copper scrap, alloy scrap and other recycling materials, precious metals, and other non-ferrous metals. Additionally, it produces sulfuric acid, iron-silicate, smelter intermediates, and selenium, as well as produces various products from purchased copper and copper alloy scrap, electronic scrap, and industrial residues. The company was formerly known as Norddeutsche Affinerie AG and changed its name to Aurubis AG in April 2009. Aurubis AG was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.
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