Worthington Industries (WOR) & Timken Steel Corporation (TMST) Financial Contrast

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) and Timken Steel Corporation (NYSE:TMST) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Worthington Industries has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Timken Steel Corporation has a beta of 2.26, indicating that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.8% of Worthington Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of Timken Steel Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 32.0% of Worthington Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Timken Steel Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Worthington Industries and Timken Steel Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Worthington Industries 6.78% 20.59% 9.46%
Timken Steel Corporation -8.13% -14.32% -7.91%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Worthington Industries and Timken Steel Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Worthington Industries $3.01 billion 1.05 $306.33 million N/A N/A
Timken Steel Corporation $1.08 billion 0.64 -$29.80 million ($1.99) -7.83

Worthington Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Timken Steel Corporation.


Worthington Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Timken Steel Corporation does not pay a dividend. Worthington Industries has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Worthington Industries and Timken Steel Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Worthington Industries 0 3 0 0 2.00
Timken Steel Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33

Worthington Industries presently has a consensus price target of $46.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.89%. Timken Steel Corporation has a consensus price target of $19.75, indicating a potential upside of 26.68%. Given Timken Steel Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Timken Steel Corporation is more favorable than Worthington Industries.


Worthington Industries beats Timken Steel Corporation on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Worthington Industries Company Profile

Worthington Industries, Inc. is a metals manufacturing company, focused on value-added steel processing and manufactured metal products. The Company’s segments include Steel Processing, Pressure Cylinders, Engineered Cabs and Other. The Steel Processing segment buys coils of steel from integrated steel mills and mini-mills, and also toll processes steel for steel mills, end users, service centers and other processors. The Pressure Cylinders segment manufactures and sells filled and unfilled pressure cylinders, tanks, hand torches, and oil and gas equipment along with various accessories and related products for end use market applications. The Engineered Cabs is a non-captive designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered open and enclosed cabs and operator stations and custom fabrications for heavy mobile equipment used in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and military industries. The Other segment includes Construction Services and Worthington Energy Innovations.

Timken Steel Corporation Company Profile

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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