Head to Head Contrast: Mitsubishi (OTCMKTS:MSBHF) & Olympic Steel (NASDAQ:ZEUS)

Mitsubishi (OTCMKTS:MSBHF) and Olympic Steel (NASDAQ:ZEUS) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Mitsubishi and Olympic Steel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitsubishi 1.68% 3.52% 1.22%
Olympic Steel 3.15% 17.31% 7.66%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mitsubishi and Olympic Steel’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsubishi $121.55 billion 0.20 $1.62 billion N/A N/A
Olympic Steel $1.23 billion 0.20 -$5.59 million ($0.37) -61.19

Mitsubishi has higher revenue and earnings than Olympic Steel.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.0% of Olympic Steel shares are held by institutional investors. 17.4% of Olympic Steel shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mitsubishi and Olympic Steel, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitsubishi 0 1 1 0 2.50
Olympic Steel 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Mitsubishi has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Olympic Steel has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Olympic Steel beats Mitsubishi on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mitsubishi Company Profile

Mitsubishi Corporation engages in the natural gas, industrial materials, petroleum and chemicals, mineral resources, industrial infrastructure, automotive and mobility, food industry, consumer industry, power solution, and urban development businesses worldwide. The company's Natural Gas segment engages in the natural gas/oil exploration, production, and development business; and liquified natural gas business. Its Industrial Materials segment invests in, develops, and trades in carbon, steel products, and performance materials for automobile and mobility, construction, and finance industries. The company's Petroleum & Chemicals segment invests in, develops, and trades in crude oil and oil products, LPG, ethylene, methanol, salt, ammonia, plastics, and fertilizers. Its Mineral Resources segment invests in and develops metallurgical coal, copper, iron ore, and aluminum resources. The company's Industrial Infrastructure segment trades in energy infrastructure, industrial plants, machinery tools, agricultural machinery, mining machinery, elevators, escalators, ships, and aerospace related equipment. Its Automotive & Mobility segment produces, finances, and sells passenger and commercial cars; and mobility services. The company's Food Industry segment develops and sells food resources, fresh foods, consumer goods, and food ingredients. Its Consumer Industry segment engages in food retail, apparel, healthcare, and logistics and distribution businesses. The company's Power Solution segment generates, transmits, and retails power; supplies power generating and transmitting products and equipment; develops and sells lithium ion; develops hydrogen; and offers battery services. Its Urban Development segment engages in the urban infrastructure development, operation, and management businesses. Mitsubishi Corporation was incorporated in 1950 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Olympic Steel Company Profile

Olympic Steel, Inc. engages in the processing, sale, and distribution of metal products. It operates through the following segments: Carbon Flat Products, Specialty Metals Flat Products, and Tubular and Pipe Products. The Carbon Flat Products includes large volumes of processed carbon and coated flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate products, and fabricated parts. The Specialty Metals Flat Products segment comprises of processed aluminium and stainless flat-rolled sheet and coil products, flat bar product, and fabricated parts. The Tubular and Pipe Products segment covers metal tubing, pipe, bar, valves, and fittings and fabricated pressure parts. The company was founded by Sol Siegal and Sam Sigel in 1954 and is headquartered in Bedford Heights, OH.

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