Critical Contrast: Centrus Energy (LEU) & The Competition

Centrus Energy (NYSE:LEUGet Rating) is one of 28 public companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Centrus Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Centrus Energy and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centrus Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Centrus Energy Competitors 203 898 1233 12 2.45

As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 17.74%. Given Centrus Energy’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Centrus Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Centrus Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centrus Energy 57.33% -151.53% 31.56%
Centrus Energy Competitors -72.54% -28.40% -7.74%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Centrus Energy and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Centrus Energy $298.30 million $175.00 million 4.72
Centrus Energy Competitors $1.78 billion $176.80 million -6.64

Centrus Energy’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Centrus Energy. Centrus Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Centrus Energy has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centrus Energy’s peers have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.1% of Centrus Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Centrus Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

About Centrus Energy

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Centrus Energy Corp. supplies nuclear fuel and services for the nuclear power industry in the United States, Japan, Belgium, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) and Technical Solutions. The LEU segment sells separative work units (SWU) component of LEU; SWU and natural uranium components of LEU; and natural uranium for utilities that operate nuclear power plants. The Technical Solutions segment offers technical, manufacturing, engineering, procurement, construction, and operations services to public and private sector customers, including the American Centrifuge engineering and testing activities. The company was formerly known as USEC Inc. and changed its name to Centrus Energy Corp. in September 2014. Centrus Energy Corp. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

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