Head-To-Head Review: Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN) vs. EVRAZ (NASDAQ:EVRZF)

Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN) and EVRAZ (OTCMKTS:EVRZF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.3% of Insteel Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Insteel Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Insteel Industries and EVRAZ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insteel Industries 1.23% 1.99% 1.60%


Insteel Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. EVRAZ does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Insteel Industries and EVRAZ’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Insteel Industries $455.71 million 0.99 $5.60 million N/A N/A
EVRAZ $12.84 billion 0.54 $2.41 billion $1.65 2.91

EVRAZ has higher revenue and earnings than Insteel Industries.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Insteel Industries and EVRAZ, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insteel Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
EVRAZ 2 1 0 0 1.33

Insteel Industries presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.44%. Given Insteel Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Insteel Industries is more favorable than EVRAZ.

Volatility & Risk

Insteel Industries has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EVRAZ has a beta of 0.16, indicating that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Insteel Industries beats EVRAZ on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Insteel Industries Company Profile

Insteel Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications. The company offers pre-stressed concrete strand (PC strand) and welded wire reinforcement (WWR) products. Its PC strand is a seven-wire strand that is used to impart compression forces into precast concrete elements and structures providing reinforcement for bridges, parking decks, buildings, and other concrete structures. The company's WWR engineered reinforcing product is used in nonresidential and residential construction. It produces a range of WWR products, such as engineered structural mesh, an engineered made-to-order product that is used as the primary reinforcement for concrete elements or structures serving as a reinforcing solution for hot-rolled rebar; concrete pipe reinforcement, an engineered made-to-order product that is used as the primary reinforcement in concrete pipe, box culverts, and precast manholes for drainage and sewage systems, water treatment facilities, and other related applications; and standard welded wire reinforcement, a secondary reinforcing product for crack control applications in residential and light nonresidential construction, including driveways, sidewalks, and various slab-on-grade applications. The company sells its products through sales representatives to the manufacturers of concrete products, distributors, rebar fabricators, and contractors primarily in the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America. Insteel Industries, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

EVRAZ Company Profile

EVRAZ plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes steel and related products. The company operates through four segments: Steel; Steel, North America; Coal; and Other Operations. Its products include construction products, industrial products, railway products, vanadium products, and pipes, as well as raw materials, such as iron ore, coal, and limestone products. The company is involved in the extraction of vanadium ore; iron ore mining and enrichment; and coal mining and enrichment, as well as energy-generation, shipping, and railway transportation businesses. It has operations in the Commonwealth of Independent States, America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and internationally. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia. EVRAZ plc is a subsidiary of Lanebrook Limited.

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