Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO) vs. RTI International Metals (RTI) Critical Comparison

RTI International Metals (NYSE: RTI) and Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE:SCCO) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for RTI International Metals and Southern Copper Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RTI International Metals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Southern Copper Corporation 3 3 1 0 1.71

Southern Copper Corporation has a consensus price target of $35.33, indicating a potential downside of 9.45%. Given Southern Copper Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Southern Copper Corporation is more favorable than RTI International Metals.

Dividends

Southern Copper Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. RTI International Metals does not pay a dividend. Southern Copper Corporation pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares RTI International Metals and Southern Copper Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RTI International Metals 2.28% 2.28% 1.16%
Southern Copper Corporation 16.63% 16.35% 7.38%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.3% of Southern Copper Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Southern Copper Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RTI International Metals and Southern Copper Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RTI International Metals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southern Copper Corporation $5.91 billion 5.10 $2.61 billion $1.28 30.48

Southern Copper Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than RTI International Metals.

Summary

Southern Copper Corporation beats RTI International Metals on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RTI International Metals

RTI International Metals, Inc. is a producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components for the national and international aerospace, defense, energy, medical device, and other consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: the Titanium segment and Engineered Products and Services (EP&S) segment. The Titanium Segment melts, processes, produces, forges, stocks, distributes, finishes, cuts-to-size, and facilitates just-in-time delivery services of a complete range of titanium mill products, which are further processed by its customers for use in a variety of commercial aerospace, defense, and industrial and consumer applications. The EP&S Segment is comprised of companies with significant hard and soft-metal expertise that form, extrude, fabricate, machine, additively manufacture, micro-machine, and assemble titanium, aluminum, and other specialty metal parts and components.

About Southern Copper Corporation

Southern Copper Corporation is an integrated copper producer. It produces copper and, in the production process, obtains several by-products, including molybdenum, silver, zinc, sulfuric acid and other metals. Its segments include the Peruvian operations, the Mexican open-pit operations and the Mexican underground mining operations segment identified as the IMMSA unit. The Peruvian operations segment includes the Toquepala and Cuajone mine complexes, and the smelting and refining plants, including a metals plant industrial railroad and port facilities that service both mines. The Mexican open-pit operations segment includes the La Caridad and Buenavista mine complexes, and the smelting and refining plants, including a metals plant and a copper rod plant, and support facilities that service both mines. As of December 31, 2016, the Mexican underground mining operations segment included five underground mines that produce zinc, copper, silver and gold, a coal mine and a zinc refinery.

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