Contrasting Sumitomo (SSUMY) and Its Peers

Sumitomo (OTCMKTS: SSUMY) is one of 22 public companies in the “Blast furnaces & steel mills” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Sumitomo to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Sumitomo and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sumitomo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sumitomo Competitors 306 907 1078 54 2.38

As a group, “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies have a potential upside of 10.12%. Given Sumitomo’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sumitomo has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Sumitomo has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sumitomo’s peers have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sumitomo and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sumitomo $36.01 billion $1.54 billion 14.11
Sumitomo Competitors $12.33 billion $652.37 million 15.84

Sumitomo has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Sumitomo is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Sumitomo and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sumitomo 6.76% 11.96% 3.97%
Sumitomo Competitors 4.25% 10.74% 3.42%

Dividends

Sumitomo pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Sumitomo pays out 16.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 40.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Sumitomo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of shares of all “Blast furnaces & steel mills” companies 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.

About Sumitomo

Sumitomo Corporation imports, exports, and trades in various goods and commodities worldwide. The company's Metal Products segment provides steel products, including steel sheets and tubular products, as well as non-ferrous metal products, such as aluminum and titanium. Its Transportation & Construction Systems segment offers products and services related to ship, aerospace equipment, railway and other transportation systems, construction and mining equipment, forest machines, and industrial vehicles. This segment is also involved in the manufacture, distribution, and retail of automobile and automotive parts; and the provision of leasing services. The company's Environment & Infrastructure segment engages in the social infrastructure business, such as electric power, water supply, and sewerage systems; renewable energy business comprising solar photovoltaic, geothermal, and wind power generation; environmental business consisting of batteries and recycling activities; industrial infrastructure business, such as industrial facilities and equipment; and logistics, insurance, and industrial-park-related businesses. Its Media, ICT, Lifestyle Related Goods & Services segment engages in the areas of media, ICT, lifestyle/retail, food/food product, general materials and supplies, construction, and real estate businesses. The company's Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & Electronics segment engages in mineral resources, energy, basic chemicals, electronics, and life sciences businesses; trading of carbon products, steel making materials, petroleum, and natural gas, as well as commodity derivatives; and synthetic resin materials, organic/inorganic chemicals, electronic materials, and rare earth elements businesses. This segment is also involved in the pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, pet supplies, and other businesses, as well as the provision of electronic manufacturing services. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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