Head-To-Head Review: Metallus (NYSE:MTUS) versus Titan International (NYSE:TWI)

Metallus (NYSE:MTUSGet Free Report) and Titan International (NYSE:TWIGet Free Report) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Metallus and Titan International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metallus 0 0 0 0 N/A
Titan International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Metallus and Titan International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Metallus $1.36 billion 0.69 $69.40 million $1.46 14.72
Titan International $1.82 billion 0.39 $78.76 million $1.25 9.44

Titan International has higher revenue and earnings than Metallus. Titan International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Metallus, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.6% of Metallus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.4% of Titan International shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Metallus shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of Titan International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Metallus and Titan International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metallus 5.09% 12.54% 7.79%
Titan International 4.32% 22.57% 7.71%

Risk & Volatility

Metallus has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Titan International has a beta of 2.09, indicating that its stock price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Titan International beats Metallus on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Metallus

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Metallus Inc. manufactures and sells alloy steel, and carbon and micro-alloy steel products in the United States and internationally. The company offers special bar quality (SBQ) bars, seamless mechanical tubes, precision steel components, and billets that are used in gears, hubs, axles, crankshafts and motor shafts, oil country drill pipes, bits and collars, bearing races and rolling elements, bushings, fuel injectors, wind energy shafts, anti-friction bearings, artillery and mortar bodies, and other applications. It also provides custom-make precision steel components. It offers its products and services to the automotive, energy, industrial equipment, mining, construction, rail, aerospace and defense, heavy truck, agriculture, and power generation sectors. The company was formerly known as TimkenSteel Corporation and changed its name to Metallus Inc. in February 2024. Metallus Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio.

About Titan International

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Titan International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for off-highway vehicles in the United States and internationally. The company operates in Agricultural, Earthmoving/Construction, and Consumer segments. It offers wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for various agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, skidders, plows, planters, and irrigation equipment. The company also offers wheels, tires, and undercarriage systems and components for off-the-road earthmoving, mining, military, construction, and forestry equipment, including skid steers, aerial lifts, cranes, graders and levelers, scrapers, self-propelled shovel loaders, articulated dump trucks, load transporters, haul trucks, backhoe loaders, crawler tractors, lattice cranes, shovels, and hydraulic excavators. In addition, it provides bias and light truck tires; and products for ATVs, rock climbers, and turf applications, as well as specialty products and train brakes. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, as well as to the aftermarket through independent distributors, equipment dealers, and its distribution centers. Titan International, Inc. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in West Chicago, Illinois.

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