CITIC (OTCMKTS:CTPCY – Get Rating) and Grupo Simec (NYSE:SIM – Get Rating) are both multi-sector conglomerates 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.
Risk & Volatility
CITIC has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grupo Simec has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.Get CITIC alerts:
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares CITIC and Grupo Simec's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CITIC||$91.21 billion||0.32||$9.04 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Grupo Simec||$2.74 billion||1.64||$465.60 million||$3.37||8.68|
This table compares CITIC and Grupo Simec's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.2% of Grupo Simec shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for CITIC and Grupo Simec, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
CITIC currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 40.28%. Given CITIC's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe CITIC is more favorable than Grupo Simec.
Grupo Simec beats CITIC on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
CITIC Limited operates in the financial services, manufacturing, engineering contracting, advances materials, consumption, and urbanization businesses in China. The company offers banking products and services; investment banking, brokerage, securities trading and lending, and asset management services; financial, wealth management, and trust services; and life, health, and accident insurance, as well as reinsurance products. It also engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil; coal mining; import and export of commodities; aluminum smelting; bauxite mining; alumina refining; manganese mining and processing; development of iron ore mine; production of copper and ferroniobium; and operation of coal-fired power stations. In addition, the company manufactures special steel, bars, plates, steel tubes, forged steel, wires, and casting billets. Further, it provides engineering contracting services for infrastructure, housing, municipal, and industrial facilities, as well as agriculture, energy, and resources sectors; and engineering services in the areas of urban development and environmental protection. Additionally, the company engages in the urban renewal and development projects, including residential properties; provision of telecommunication services; and healthcare and electrical products. The company was formerly known as CITIC Pacific Limited and changed its name to CITIC Limited in August 2014. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Central, Hong Kong.
About Grupo Simec
Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V. manufactures, processes, and distributes special bar quality (SBQ) steel and steel alloys products in Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Canada, Latin America, and internationally. The company produces I-beams, channels, structural and commercial angles, hot rolled bars, flat bars, rebars, cold finished bars, electro-welded wire mesh and mesh panels, and wire rods, as well as semi-finished tube rounds and other semi-finished trade products. Its SBQ steel products are used across a range of engineered end-user applications, including axles, hubs, and crankshafts for automobiles and light trucks, machine tools, and off-highway equipment; and structural steel products are used in the non-residential construction market and other construction applications. The company also exports its steel products to Central and South America, and Europe. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico. Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V. is a subsidiary of Industrias CH, S.A.B. de C.V.
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