Comparing Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) and Worthington Steel (NYSE:WS)

Worthington Steel (NYSE:WSGet Free Report) and Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYNGet Free Report) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.1% of Haynes International shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Haynes International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Worthington Steel and Haynes International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Worthington Steel N/A N/A N/A
Haynes International 6.94% 9.89% 6.03%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Worthington Steel and Haynes International, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Worthington Steel 0 0 1 0 3.00
Haynes International 0 1 2 0 2.67

Worthington Steel presently has a consensus price target of $29.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.43%. Haynes International has a consensus price target of $63.33, suggesting a potential upside of 6.07%. Given Haynes International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Haynes International is more favorable than Worthington Steel.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Worthington Steel and Haynes International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Worthington Steel N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Haynes International $589.96 million 1.29 $41.97 million $3.26 18.32

Haynes International has higher revenue and earnings than Worthington Steel.


Haynes International beats Worthington Steel on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Worthington Steel

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Worthington Steel, Inc. operates as a steel processor in North America. It offers carbon flat-rolled steel and tailor welded blanks, as well as electrical steel laminations; and aluminum tailor welded blanks. The company serves various end-markets, including automotive, heavy truck, agriculture, construction, and energy. Worthington Steel, Inc. was incorporated in 2023 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

About Haynes International

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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 used by manufacturers of equipment, including jet engines for the aerospace market, gas turbine engines for power generation, and industrial heating equipment. It also provides corrosion-resistant alloys used in various applications, including chemical processing, power plant emissions control, and hazardous waste treatment. In addition, 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. Further, the company produces its products in various forms, such as seamless and welded tubulars, slab, bar, billet, and wire. Additionally, 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.

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