Head-To-Head Analysis: TMS International (TMS) versus Its Rivals

TMS International (NYSE: TMS) is one of 95 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare TMS International to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TMS International and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
TMS International N/A N/A 21.59
TMS International Competitors $1.24 billion $76.68 million 1,474.91

TMS International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than TMS International. TMS International 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.6% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TMS International N/A N/A N/A
TMS International Competitors -19.63% 6.90% 1.51%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for TMS International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TMS International 0 0 0 0 N/A
TMS International Competitors 612 1850 2555 40 2.40

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.37%. Given TMS International’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TMS International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

TMS International peers beat TMS International on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About TMS International

TMS International Corp. (TMS), formerly Metal Services Acquisition Corp., is a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America. The Company provides a range of services through two segments: Mill Services Group and Raw Material and Optimization Group. The Mill Services Group segment includes scrap management and preparation; semi-finished and finished material handling; metal recovery and slag handling, processing and sales, and surface conditioning. The Raw Material and Optimization Group segment include raw materials procurement and logistics, and software-based raw materials cost optimization. The Company is a holding company controlled by Onex, and it operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including its primary operating company Tube City IMS, LLC. It operates at 74 customer sites in nine countries across North America, Europe and Latin America, and its global raw materials procurement network spans five continents.

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