Reviewing Outokumpu Oyj (OTCMKTS:OUTKY) & FirstGroup (OTCMKTS:FGROY)

Outokumpu Oyj (OTCMKTS:OUTKY) and FirstGroup (OTCMKTS:FGROY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Outokumpu Oyj and FirstGroup, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Outokumpu Oyj 1 1 6 0 2.63
FirstGroup 0 2 1 0 2.33

Volatility & Risk

Outokumpu Oyj has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstGroup has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Outokumpu Oyj and FirstGroup’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Outokumpu Oyj 5.16% 13.38% 5.81%
FirstGroup N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Outokumpu Oyj and FirstGroup’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Outokumpu Oyj $6.44 billion 0.43 -$132.51 million $0.45 6.70
FirstGroup $8.96 billion 0.20 $102.57 million N/A N/A

FirstGroup has higher revenue and earnings than Outokumpu Oyj.

Summary

Outokumpu Oyj beats FirstGroup on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Outokumpu Oyj Company Profile

Outokumpu Oyj engages in the manufacture of stainless steel. It operates through the following segments: Europe, Americas, Long Products, Ferrochrome, and Other Operations. The Europe segment consists of coil and plate business as well as ferrochrome production. The America segment involves in producing of standard austenitic and ferritic grades, as well as tailored products. The Long Products offers applications such as springs, wires, surgical equipment, automotive parts, and construction. The ferrochrome segment produces charge grade of ferrochrome. The Other Operations segment comprises of electricity, nickel warrants, internal commissions, and services. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

FirstGroup Company Profile

FirstGroup Plc engages in the provision of passenger transport services. It operates through the following segments: First Student, First Transit, Greyhound, First Bus, and First Rail. The First Student segment provides transportation among students in North America. The First Transit segment offers public transit management and contracting services in North America. The Greyhound segment refers to operation of schedules intercity couch transportation services in the United States and Canada. The First Bus segment is the operation of bus in United Kingdom and outside London. The First Rail segment is the operation and management of rail transportation with open access system. The company was founded on March 31, 1995 and is headquartered in Paddington, the United Kingdom.

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