Contrasting Materion Corporation (MTRN) & Allegheny Technologies (ATI)
Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN) and Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Materion Corporation and Allegheny Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Materion Corporation||$1.02 billion||1.01||$74.35 million||$1.30||39.50|
|Allegheny Technologies||$3.31 billion||0.83||$295.80 million||($0.78)||-32.28|
Allegheny Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Materion Corporation. Allegheny Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Materion Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Materion Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Allegheny Technologies does not pay a dividend. Materion Corporation pays out 30.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Materion Corporation has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
Materion Corporation has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allegheny Technologies has a beta of 2.44, suggesting that its share price is 144% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
90.8% of Materion Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Materion Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Allegheny Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Materion Corporation and Allegheny Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Materion Corporation and Allegheny Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Materion Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $35.50, indicating a potential downside of 30.87%. Allegheny Technologies has a consensus target price of $20.57, indicating a potential downside of 18.30%. Given Allegheny Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Allegheny Technologies is more favorable than Materion Corporation.
Materion Corporation beats Allegheny Technologies on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Materion Corporation
Materion Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an integrated producer of engineered materials used in a range of electrical, electronic, thermal, and structural applications. The Company operates in four segments: Performance Alloys and Composites, Advanced Materials, Precision Coatings, and Other. The Performance Alloys and Composites segment consists of businesses, such as Performance Metals and Technical Materials. The Advanced Materials segment produces chemicals, microelectronics packaging, precious metal, non-precious metal and specialty metal products. The Precision Coatings segment includes units, such as Precision Optics and Large Area Coatings. Its products include inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specialty engineered beryllium and copper-based alloys, beryllium composites, ceramics and engineered clad, and plated metal systems.
About Allegheny Technologies
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is a manufacturer of specialty materials and complex components. The Company operates through two business segments: High Performance Materials & Components (HPMC), and Flat Rolled Products (FRP). The HPMC segment produces, converts and distributes a range of materials, including titanium and titanium-based alloys, nickel- and cobalt-based alloys and superalloys, zirconium and related alloys, including hafnium and niobium, advanced powder alloys and other specialty materials, in long product forms, such as ingot, billet, bar, rod, wire, shapes and rectangles, and seamless tubes, plus precision forgings, castings, components and machined parts. The FRP segment produces, converts and distributes stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, specialty alloys, and titanium and titanium-based alloys, in a range of product forms, including plate, sheet, engineered strip, and Precision Rolled Strip products.
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