Contrasting Haynes International (HAYN) & Worthington Industries (WOR)

Haynes International (NASDAQ: HAYN) and Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Haynes International has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Worthington Industries has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Haynes International and Worthington Industries’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Haynes International $401.97 million 0.92 $13.03 million ($0.28) -106.29
Worthington Industries $3.01 billion 1.01 $306.33 million N/A N/A

Worthington Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Haynes International.

Profitability

This table compares Haynes International and Worthington Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Haynes International -0.84% -1.59% -0.76%
Worthington Industries 6.78% 20.59% 9.46%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.0% of Haynes International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.1% of Worthington Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Haynes International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 32.0% of Worthington Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Haynes International pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Worthington Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Haynes International pays out -314.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Worthington Industries has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Haynes International and Worthington Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Haynes International 0 2 1 0 2.33
Worthington Industries 0 3 0 0 2.00

Haynes International currently has a consensus target price of $37.33, indicating a potential upside of 25.45%. Worthington Industries has a consensus target price of $46.50, indicating a potential downside of 3.59%. Given Haynes International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Haynes International is more favorable than Worthington Industries.

Summary

Worthington Industries beats Haynes International on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Haynes International

Haynes International, Inc. (Haynes) is a producer of nickel- and cobalt-based alloys in flat product forms, such as sheet, coil and plate forms. The Company also produces its products as seamless and welded tubulars, and in slab, bar, billet and wire forms. It focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing alloys, which are sold in the aerospace, chemical processing and industrial gas turbine industries. Its products consist of high-temperature resistant alloys (HTA) products and corrosion-resistant alloys (CRA) products. Its HTA products are used in manufacturing components for the hot sections of gas turbine engines. Its CRA products are used in a range of applications, such as chemical processing, power plant emissions control, hazardous waste treatment, sour gas production and pharmaceutical vessels. The Company has a four-high Steckel rolling mill used in hot rolling high-performance alloys. The Company has operations in the United States, Europe and China.

About Worthington Industries

Worthington Industries, Inc. is a metals manufacturing company, focused on value-added steel processing and manufactured metal products. The Company’s segments include Steel Processing, Pressure Cylinders, Engineered Cabs and Other. The Steel Processing segment buys coils of steel from integrated steel mills and mini-mills, and also toll processes steel for steel mills, end users, service centers and other processors. The Pressure Cylinders segment manufactures and sells filled and unfilled pressure cylinders, tanks, hand torches, and oil and gas equipment along with various accessories and related products for end use market applications. The Engineered Cabs is a non-captive designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered open and enclosed cabs and operator stations and custom fabrications for heavy mobile equipment used in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and military industries. The Other segment includes Construction Services and Worthington Energy Innovations.

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