Contrasting Norsk Hydro ASA (NHYDY) & Its Competitors

Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS: NHYDY) is one of 29 public companies in the “METALS FABRICATING” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Norsk Hydro ASA to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Norsk Hydro ASA and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Norsk Hydro ASA $13.93 billion $1.08 billion 11.47
Norsk Hydro ASA Competitors $4.25 billion $225.60 million 11.83

Norsk Hydro ASA has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Norsk Hydro ASA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Norsk Hydro ASA has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Norsk Hydro ASA’s peers have a beta of 0.87, suggesting that their average share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Norsk Hydro ASA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.4% of shares of all “METALS FABRICATING” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Norsk Hydro ASA shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “METALS FABRICATING” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Norsk Hydro ASA and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Norsk Hydro ASA 7.97% 9.50% 6.26%
Norsk Hydro ASA Competitors -96.45% 6.76% 2.08%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Norsk Hydro ASA and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Norsk Hydro ASA 1 3 2 0 2.17
Norsk Hydro ASA Competitors 169 685 765 25 2.39

As a group, “METALS FABRICATING” companies have a potential upside of 6.96%. Given Norsk Hydro ASA’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Norsk Hydro ASA has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Norsk Hydro ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Norsk Hydro ASA pays out 20.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “METALS FABRICATING” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 26.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Norsk Hydro ASA peers beat Norsk Hydro ASA on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Norsk Hydro ASA Company Profile

Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) is an integrated aluminum company with operations in various activities along the aluminum industry’s value chain. The Company operates through six segments: Bauxite & Alumina, which includes bauxite mining activities, production of alumina and related commercial activities, primarily the sale of alumina; Primary Metal, which includes primary aluminum production and casting activities; Metal Markets, which include sales activities relating to products from the its primary metal plants and operational responsibility for Hydro’s stand-alone remelters, as well as physical and financial metal trading activities; Rolled Products, which include Hydro’s rolling mills; Energy, which includes energy sourcing for Hydro’s aluminum operations around the world, and Other and eliminations, which consists of its captive insurance company Industriforsikring, its industry parks, internal service providers, operation of Sapa and other activities.

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