Reviewing National Steel (SID) and Its Rivals

National Steel (NYSE: SID) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare National Steel to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

National Steel has a beta of 2.25, suggesting that its share price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Steel’s rivals have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.2% of National Steel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.0% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares National Steel and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
National Steel $5.14 billion $919.47 million 10.92
National Steel Competitors $7.78 billion $1.01 billion 40.13

National Steel’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than National Steel. National Steel is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for National Steel and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Steel 0 1 0 0 2.00
National Steel Competitors 290 846 964 29 2.34

As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 6.48%. Given National Steel’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe National Steel has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


This table compares National Steel and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Steel N/A N/A N/A
National Steel Competitors -986.44% 2.97% 2.50%


National Steel rivals beat National Steel on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About National Steel

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional is a Brazil-based company engaged in the steel industry. The Company operates throughout the entire steel production chain, from the mining of iron ore to the production and sale of a range of steel products, including coated galvanized flat steel and tinplate. The Company operates in five segments: Steel, Mining, Cement, Logistics and Energy. The Steel segment focuses on the production, distribution and sale of flat steel, long steel, metallic containers and galvanized steel, with operations in Brazil, the United States, Portugal and Germany. The Mining segment encompasses the activities of iron ore and tin mining. The Cement segment is responsible for the cement production, distribution and sale operations. The Logistics segment manages port terminal for containers, as well as railway networks. The Energy segment includes generation of electric power. The Company is controlled by Vicunha Acos SA.

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