Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: SID) and Mechel PAO (NYSE:MTL) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Mechel PAO’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional $4.92 billion 0.65 $384.03 million $0.25 9.48
Mechel PAO $4.14 billion 0.24 $106.89 million N/A N/A

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has higher revenue and earnings than Mechel PAO.


This table compares Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Mechel PAO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional 2.89% 6.22% 1.18%
Mechel PAO N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Mechel PAO, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional 0 1 0 0 2.00
Mechel PAO 1 0 0 0 1.00

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.2% of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.3% of Mechel PAO shares are held by institutional investors. 36.3% of Mechel PAO shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has a beta of 2.21, indicating that its share price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mechel PAO has a beta of -1.28, indicating that its share price is 228% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Companhia Siderurgica Nacional beats Mechel PAO on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional Company Profile

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional is a Brazil-based company engaged in the steel industry. The Company operates throughout the entire steel production chain, from the mining of iron ore to the production and sale of a range of steel products, including coated galvanized flat steel and tinplate. The Company operates in five segments: Steel, Mining, Cement, Logistics and Energy. The Steel segment focuses on the production, distribution and sale of flat steel, long steel, metallic containers and galvanized steel, with operations in Brazil, the United States, Portugal and Germany. The Mining segment encompasses the activities of iron ore and tin mining. The Cement segment is responsible for the cement production, distribution and sale operations. The Logistics segment manages port terminal for containers, as well as railway networks. The Energy segment includes generation of electric power. The Company is controlled by Vicunha Acos SA.

Mechel PAO Company Profile

Mechel PAO, formerly Mechel OAO, is a holding company. The Company operates in the mining, steel and power industry segments. Its segments include Steel segment, comprising production and sales of semi-finished steel products, carbon and specialty long products, carbon and stainless flat products, and value-added downstream metal products, including forgings, stampings, and hardware, and ferrosilicon; Mining segment, comprising production and sales of coal (coking and steam), and middlings, coke and chemical products, and iron ore, which supplies raw materials to the Steel and Power segments, and also sells raw materials to third parties, and Power segment, comprising generation and sales of electricity and heat power, which supplies electricity and heat power to the Steel and Mining segments, and also sells a portion of electricity and heat power to third parties. It has freight seaports in Russia on the Sea of Japan and on the Sea of Azov, and a freight river port on the Kama River.

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