Comparing Mechel PAO (NYSE:MTL) and Ossen Innovation (NYSE:OSN)

Mechel PAO (NYSE:MTL) and Ossen Innovation (NASDAQ:OSN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Mechel PAO and Ossen Innovation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mechel PAO 0 2 1 0 2.33
Ossen Innovation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mechel PAO currently has a consensus price target of $11.88, suggesting a potential upside of 512.11%. Given Mechel PAO’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Mechel PAO is more favorable than Ossen Innovation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Ossen Innovation shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.3% of Mechel PAO shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 60.0% of Ossen Innovation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Mechel PAO has a beta of 0.11, indicating that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ossen Innovation has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Mechel PAO and Ossen Innovation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mechel PAO N/A N/A N/A
Ossen Innovation N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mechel PAO and Ossen Innovation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mechel PAO $4.69 billion 0.01 $200.79 million N/A N/A
Ossen Innovation $136.10 million 0.11 $10.38 million N/A N/A

Mechel PAO has higher revenue and earnings than Ossen Innovation.

About Mechel PAO

Mechel PAO, together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining, steel, and power businesses in Russia, Asia, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, the United States, and internationally. Its Mining segment produces and sells coking, metallurgical, and steam coal; coke; chemical products, including coal tar, coal benzene, and other compounds; and iron ore and iron ore concentrates, as well as offers sea, rail, and motor transportation logistics services to third parties. The company's Steel segment produces and sells semi-finished steel products, long steel products, and carbon and stainless flat products; ferrosilicon products; and pig iron, as well as metal products, including wire products, stampings and forgings, structural shapes, beams, and rails. Its Power segment generates and supplies electricity, heat energy, and other power resources to third parties. The company was formerly known as Mechel OAO and changed its name to Mechel PAO in March 2016. Mechel PAO was founded in 2003 and is based in Moscow, Russia.

About Ossen Innovation

Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of pre-stressed steel materials. Its products include plain surface steel wires and strands, and earth coated and zinc-coated pre-stressed steel materials. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

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