TMS International (NYSE: TMS) and Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.
This table compares TMS International and Vantiv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares TMS International and Vantiv’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vantiv||$3.58 billion||3.76||$213.20 million||$1.44||52.58|
Vantiv has higher revenue and earnings than TMS International. TMS International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vantiv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TMS International and Vantiv, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vantiv has a consensus price target of $79.72, indicating a potential upside of 5.30%. Given Vantiv’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vantiv is more favorable than TMS International.
Vantiv beats TMS International on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
TMS International Company Profile
TMS International Corp. (TMS), formerly Metal Services Acquisition Corp., is a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America. The Company provides a range of services through two segments: Mill Services Group and Raw Material and Optimization Group. The Mill Services Group segment includes scrap management and preparation; semi-finished and finished material handling; metal recovery and slag handling, processing and sales, and surface conditioning. The Raw Material and Optimization Group segment include raw materials procurement and logistics, and software-based raw materials cost optimization. The Company is a holding company controlled by Onex, and it operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including its primary operating company Tube City IMS, LLC. It operates at 74 customer sites in nine countries across North America, Europe and Latin America, and its global raw materials procurement network spans five continents.
Vantiv Company Profile
Vantiv, Inc. is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. The Company is a payment processor. The Company’s segments include Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Company offers a range of payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider. The Company enables merchants to accept and process credit, debit and prepaid payments, and provide them supporting value-added services, such as security solutions and fraud management, information solutions and interchange management. It also provides payment services to financial institutions, such as card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine (ATM) driving and network gateway and switching services that utilize the Company’s Jeanie personal identification number (PIN) debit payment network.
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