BHP Group (BHP) Competitors

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Should you be buying BHP Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of BHP Group include Southern Copper (SCCO), Rio Tinto Group (RIO), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Vale (VALE), Linde (LIN), Venator Materials (VNTRQ), Venator Materials (VNTR), Ecolab (ECL), Air Products and Chemicals (APD), and Nucor (NUE). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

BHP Group vs.

Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) and BHP Group (NYSE:BHP) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, media sentiment, community ranking, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

In the previous week, BHP Group had 4 more articles in the media than Southern Copper. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for BHP Group and 13 mentions for Southern Copper. BHP Group's average media sentiment score of 0.67 beat Southern Copper's score of 0.66 indicating that Southern Copper is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Southern Copper
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
BHP Group
7 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)

7.9% of Southern Copper shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.8% of BHP Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Southern Copper shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of BHP Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Southern Copper has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BHP Group has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Southern Copper pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. BHP Group pays an annual dividend of $2.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Southern Copper pays out 101.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Southern Copper currently has a consensus price target of $76.00, indicating a potential downside of 31.89%. BHP Group has a consensus price target of $50.00, indicating a potential downside of 14.54%. Given Southern Copper's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BHP Group is more favorable than Southern Copper.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southern Copper
5 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
BHP Group
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

BHP Group received 475 more outperform votes than Southern Copper when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.08% of users gave BHP Group an outperform vote while only 56.36% of users gave Southern Copper an outperform vote.

Southern CopperOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
BHP GroupOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Southern Copper has a net margin of 24.51% compared to Southern Copper's net margin of 0.00%. BHP Group's return on equity of 30.85% beat Southern Copper's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southern Copper24.51% 30.85% 14.28%
BHP Group N/A N/A N/A

BHP Group has higher revenue and earnings than Southern Copper.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southern Copper$9.90B8.72$2.43B$3.1435.54
BHP Group$53.82B2.75$12.92BN/AN/A


BHP Group beats Southern Copper on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding BHP and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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BHP vs. The Competition

MetricBHP GroupMetal mining IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$148.20B$8.00B$2.80B$17.43B
Dividend Yield4.90%4.13%5.37%3.59%
P/E RatioN/A13.91138.7024.91
Price / Sales2.7563.54867,830.1710.11
Price / Cash8.168.3323.2014.84
Price / Book3.052.443.554.95
Net Income$12.92B$630.41M$172.87M$964.12M
7 Day Performance2.76%-2.99%-0.46%0.72%
1 Month Performance2.58%1.90%12.40%-3.11%
1 Year Performance-0.41%-4.93%154.22%94.37%

BHP Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Southern Copper
3.0437 of 5 stars
+41.9%$88.01B$9.90B36.2515,810Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Gap Down
Rio Tinto Group
1.3095 of 5 stars
+4.1%$82.29B$54.04B0.0057,000Gap Down
3.4935 of 5 stars
+23.5%$70.87B$22.86B38.9127,200Gap Down
4.0129 of 5 stars
-14.5%$52.30B$41.78B6.3764,516Upcoming Earnings
3.3782 of 5 stars
Venator Materials
0 of 5 stars
N/AN/A$66.88B$2.17B-190.553,400News Coverage
Venator Materials
0 of 5 stars
N/AN/A$66.88B$2.17B-359.203,685Gap Down
4.4472 of 5 stars
+32.4%$63.00B$15.32B46.0048,000Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
Air Products and Chemicals
4.7512 of 5 stars
-19.3%$50.63B$12.60B21.7323,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
3.7058 of 5 stars
+25.0%$46.10B$34.71B10.6832,000Earnings Report
Options Volume
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:BHP) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by Staff

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