Contrasting ArcelorMittal (MT) and China Precision Steel (CPSL)

China Precision Steel (OTCMKTS:CPSL) and ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares China Precision Steel and ArcelorMittal’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Precision Steel N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ArcelorMittal $76.03 billion 0.29 $5.15 billion $5.76 3.69

ArcelorMittal has higher revenue and earnings than China Precision Steel.


ArcelorMittal pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. China Precision Steel does not pay a dividend. ArcelorMittal pays out 1.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.1% of ArcelorMittal shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of China Precision Steel shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of ArcelorMittal shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for China Precision Steel and ArcelorMittal, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Precision Steel 0 0 0 0 N/A
ArcelorMittal 0 3 5 0 2.63

ArcelorMittal has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 78.66%.


This table compares China Precision Steel and ArcelorMittal’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Precision Steel N/A N/A N/A
ArcelorMittal 6.77% 13.24% 6.42%


ArcelorMittal beats China Precision Steel on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Precision Steel Company Profile

China Precision Steel, Inc., a steel processing company, manufactures and sells cold-rolled precision steel products. It produces and sells precision cold-rolled steel products ranging from 7.5 mm to 0.03 mm. The company's steel products comprise cold-rolled and hard-rolled low carbon steel products for steel roofing, food packaging, dry batteries, electronic devices, and kitchen tools; cold-rolled and hard-rolled high carbon steel products for automobile parts and components, grinding pieces, saw blades, and weaving needles; and tailor made cold rolled steel products. It also provides heat treatment, and cutting and slitting services for medium and high-carbon hot-rolled steel strips not exceeding 7.5 mm thickness. The company sells its products to component manufacturers and directly to the end-users in the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Thailand, the Caribbean, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Turkey. China Precision Steel, Inc. is headquartered in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.

ArcelorMittal Company Profile

ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates steel manufacturing and mining facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. It operates through NAFTA, Brazil, Europe, ACIS, and Mining segments. The company produces finished and semi-finished steel products with various specifications. Its principal steel products include semi-finished flat products, such as slabs; finished flat products comprising plates, hot- and cold-rolled coils and sheets, hot-dipped and electro-galvanized coils and sheets, and tinplate and color coated coils and sheets; semi-finished long products, such as blooms and billets; finished long products, including bars, wire-rods, structural sections, rails, sheet piles, and wire-products; and seamless and welded pipes and tubes. The company's principal mining products comprise iron ore lump, fines, concentrate, pellets, and sinter feed; and coking, pulverized coal injection, and thermal coal. It provides its steel products to the automotive, appliance, engineering, construction, energy, and machinery industries. The company sells its products in local markets and through a centralized marketing organization to customers in approximately 160 countries. It has iron ore mining activities in Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico, Ukraine, and the United States; and coal mining activities in Kazakhstan and the United States. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

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