Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID) vs. Gibraltar Industries (ROCK) Head-To-Head Survey

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: SID) and Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ:ROCK) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.2% of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Gibraltar Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Gibraltar Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional -3.33% -7.52% -1.33%
Gibraltar Industries 3.08% 10.77% 5.46%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Gibraltar Industries, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional 0 1 0 0 2.00
Gibraltar Industries 0 0 2 0 3.00

Gibraltar Industries has a consensus price target of $44.50, suggesting a potential upside of 35.67%. Given Gibraltar Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gibraltar Industries is more favorable than Companhia Siderurgica Nacional.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Gibraltar Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional $4.92 billion 0.67 -$244.57 million ($0.16) -15.25
Gibraltar Industries $1.01 billion 1.03 $33.67 million $0.93 35.27

Gibraltar Industries has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Companhia Siderurgica Nacional. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gibraltar Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has a beta of 2.13, suggesting that its stock price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gibraltar Industries has a beta of 1.77, suggesting that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Gibraltar Industries beats Companhia Siderurgica Nacional on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional Company Profile

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.

Gibraltar Industries Company Profile

Gibraltar Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of building products for industrial, transportation infrastructure, residential housing, renewable energy and resource conservation markets. The Company’s segments include Residential Products; Industrial and Infrastructure Products, and Renewable Energy and Conservation. The Residential Products segment services residential housing construction and residential repair and remodeling activity with products including roof and foundation ventilation products, rain dispersion products and roof ventilation accessories. The Industrial and Infrastructure Products segment focuses on a range of markets, including industrial and commercial construction, automotive, airports and energy and power generation markets with products. The Renewable Energy and Conservation segment focuses on the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of solar racking systems and commercial, institutional and retail greenhouse structures.

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