Head to Head Survey: MARUBENI Corp/ADR (MARUY) vs. Reliance Steel & Aluminum (RS)

MARUBENI Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:MARUY) and Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

MARUBENI Corp/ADR has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Reliance Steel & Aluminum has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares MARUBENI Corp/ADR and Reliance Steel & Aluminum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MARUBENI Corp/ADR 3.14% 12.93% 3.53%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum 7.66% 13.58% 8.11%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MARUBENI Corp/ADR and Reliance Steel & Aluminum’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MARUBENI Corp/ADR $68.09 billion 0.21 $1.90 billion N/A N/A
Reliance Steel & Aluminum $9.72 billion 0.61 $613.40 million $5.44 15.10

MARUBENI Corp/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Reliance Steel & Aluminum.


MARUBENI Corp/ADR pays an annual dividend of $2.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Reliance Steel & Aluminum pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Reliance Steel & Aluminum pays out 36.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Reliance Steel & Aluminum has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of MARUBENI Corp/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.4% of Reliance Steel & Aluminum shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Reliance Steel & Aluminum shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for MARUBENI Corp/ADR and Reliance Steel & Aluminum, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MARUBENI Corp/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Reliance Steel & Aluminum 1 5 5 0 2.36

Reliance Steel & Aluminum has a consensus target price of $95.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.66%. Given Reliance Steel & Aluminum’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Reliance Steel & Aluminum is more favorable than MARUBENI Corp/ADR.


Reliance Steel & Aluminum beats MARUBENI Corp/ADR on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

MARUBENI Corp/ADR Company Profile

Marubeni Corporation engages in various business activities worldwide. The company trades in grains, feed ingredients, compound feeds, foods, agricultural resources, marine products, processed seafood, fresh and processed meat, and raw ingredients and materials; and apparel, footwear, lifestyle products, office supplies, and textile and industrial materials. It also provides ICT, logistics, healthcare, insurance, finance, and real estate services; agri-input, subcontracting, agriculture and other technical, crop protection product formulation, and fertilizer raw material products and services; petrochemicals and plastics, salt and chlor-alkali products, life science products; electronic components, inorganic mineral resources and chemicals, and fertilizer materials; and wood chips and biomass fuels, pulp and waste papers, paper, paperboards, and building and construction materials. In addition, the company produces LNG; explores for, develops, produces, distributes, and sells oil and gas; produces and trades in uranium; sells equipment for nuclear power plants; trades in steel products and leases steel construction materials; develops iron ore, coal, and copper mines; smelts and refines aluminum; and trades in iron ore, coal, ferroalloy, and ferrous raw materials, as well as on-ferrous metals, ingots, and related products. Further, it undertakes power projects and water business; offers engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for plants; invests in oil and gas, and transportation infrastructure projects; and provides EPC, operation, and maintenance services for railway systems. Additionally, the company owns, purchases, operates, leases, sells, and charters aerospace and ship products; trades in and leases automotive products; and sells, services, and finances construction and industrial machinery. The company has strategic partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. Marubeni Corporation was founded in 1858 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company Profile

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. operates as a metals service center company in the United States and internationally. The company provides steel, aluminum, stainless, and specialty metals and related processing services to customers in various industries, such as infrastructure and energy; fabricates steel and aluminum products; and provides various precision fabrication services, including laser cutting, shearing, computer numerated control (CNC) punching, and CNC forming and rolling, as well as welding, assembly, painting, inventory management, and engineering expertise. It also manufactures metal parts that have applications in various end markets, including industrial machinery, automotive, aerospace, sugar products, and consumer electronics manufacturers. In addition, it distributes and processes carbon, alloy and stainless steel pipe, tubing, and bar products. The company sells directly to large original equipment manufacturer customers, as well as to small machine shops and fabricators. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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