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Champion Iron (CIA) Competitors

C$6.80
-0.16 (-2.30%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)

CIA vs. STLC, LIF, ASTL, OR, LUG, MX, ELD, BTO, HBM, and CGG

Should you be buying Champion Iron stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Champion Iron include Stelco (STLC), Labrador Iron Ore Royalty (LIF), Algoma Steel Group (ASTL), Osisko Gold Royalties (OR), Lundin Gold (LUG), Methanex (MX), Eldorado Gold (ELD), B2Gold (BTO), Hudbay Minerals (HBM), and China Gold International Resources (CGG). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Champion Iron vs.

Stelco (TSE:STLC) and Champion Iron (TSE:CIA) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, community ranking, media sentiment and analyst recommendations.

45.7% of Stelco shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.4% of Champion Iron shares are held by institutional investors. 20.6% of Stelco shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of Champion Iron shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Champion Iron has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Stelco. Champion Iron is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Stelco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
StelcoC$2.92B0.75C$149MC$2.7014.74
Champion IronC$1.66B2.12C$296.62MC$0.5711.93

Champion Iron has a net margin of 17.92% compared to Champion Iron's net margin of 5.11%. Stelco's return on equity of 23.32% beat Champion Iron's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stelco5.11% 11.03% 5.75%
Champion Iron 17.92%23.32%13.66%

Stelco currently has a consensus target price of C$49.83, indicating a potential upside of 25.24%. Champion Iron has a consensus target price of C$8.44, indicating a potential upside of 24.08%. Given Champion Iron's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Stelco is more favorable than Champion Iron.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stelco
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.38
Champion Iron
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75

Champion Iron received 133 more outperform votes than Stelco when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 72.22% of users gave Champion Iron an outperform vote while only 43.91% of users gave Stelco an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
StelcoOutperform Votes
101
43.91%
Underperform Votes
129
56.09%
Champion IronOutperform Votes
234
72.22%
Underperform Votes
90
27.78%

Stelco pays an annual dividend of C$2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Champion Iron pays an annual dividend of C$0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Stelco pays out 74.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Champion Iron pays out 35.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Stelco has a beta of 2.37, meaning that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Champion Iron has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Champion Iron had 1 more articles in the media than Stelco. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Champion Iron and 2 mentions for Stelco. Champion Iron's average media sentiment score of 0.67 beat Stelco's score of 0.30 indicating that Stelco is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Stelco
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Champion Iron
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Champion Iron beats Stelco on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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CIA vs. The Competition

MetricChampion IronSteel IndustryMaterials SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$3.52BC$1.14BC$2.60BC$4.37B
Dividend Yield3.00%4.27%5.40%7.01%
P/E Ratio11.9340.89103.9721.39
Price / Sales2.1217.281,126,467.621,326.53
Price / Cash12.5616.3222.6871.38
Price / Book2.581.143.393.11
Net IncomeC$296.62MC$130.55MC$178.75MC$282.05M
7 Day Performance-0.44%-1.38%2.54%1.99%
1 Month Performance-1.45%-4.15%0.00%3.40%
1 Year Performance-7.86%-9.27%151.43%3.33%

Champion Iron Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
STLC
Stelco
4.1355 of 5 stars
C$43.23
+6.2%
C$49.83
+15.3%
-34.1%C$2.38BC$2.98B10.372,185Dividend Increase
High Trading Volume
LIF
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty
1.0234 of 5 stars
C$30.29
+0.7%
C$33.25
+9.8%
-21.7%C$1.94BC$193.62M10.78N/A
ASTL
Algoma Steel Group
3.4592 of 5 stars
C$11.88
+6.0%
C$16.00
+34.7%
-13.2%C$1.24BC$2.85B18.562,847Dividend Announcement
OR
Osisko Gold Royalties
2.8648 of 5 stars
C$18.84
-0.8%
C$25.33
+34.5%
+12.9%C$3.49BC$244.07M85.6433
LUG
Lundin Gold
1.8092 of 5 stars
C$15.44
-0.1%
C$19.78
+28.1%
+13.5%C$3.68BC$922.79M28.071,645Dividend Cut
Insider Selling
MX
Methanex
2.0912 of 5 stars
C$60.01
-0.3%
C$50.00
-16.7%
-20.3%C$4.04BC$3.72B17.341,410
ELD
Eldorado Gold
2 of 5 stars
C$13.99
-3.7%
C$18.06
+29.1%
+15.3%C$2.84BC$1.01B19.164,700
BTO
B2Gold
3.0003 of 5 stars
C$3.26
-0.3%
C$6.49
+99.2%
-25.8%C$4.24BC$1.93B326.002,212Dividend Cut
HBM
Hudbay Minerals
2.134 of 5 stars
C$7.89
+5.2%
C$9.33
+18.2%
+13.7%C$2.75BC$1.41B112.712,530Dividend Announcement
CGG
China Gold International Resources
0 of 5 stars
C$6.37
-0.6%
N/A+45.3%C$2.53BC$642.02M49.002,089News Coverage

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This page (TSE:CIA) was last updated on 3/5/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff