GrafTech International (EAF) vs. SCI Engineered Materials (SCIA) Critical Analysis

GrafTech International (NYSE:EAF) and SCI Engineered Materials (OTCMKTS:SCIA) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Dividends

GrafTech International pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. SCI Engineered Materials does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for GrafTech International and SCI Engineered Materials, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech International 1 0 6 0 2.71
SCI Engineered Materials 0 0 0 0 N/A

GrafTech International presently has a consensus price target of $26.40, indicating a potential upside of 108.20%. Given GrafTech International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe GrafTech International is more favorable than SCI Engineered Materials.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GrafTech International and SCI Engineered Materials’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech International $550.77 million 6.69 $7.98 million N/A N/A
SCI Engineered Materials $6.80 million 1.75 $10,000.00 N/A N/A

GrafTech International has higher revenue and earnings than SCI Engineered Materials.

Profitability

This table compares GrafTech International and SCI Engineered Materials’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrafTech International 43.72% -160.94% 47.49%
SCI Engineered Materials 6.28% 24.01% 9.09%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.3% of SCI Engineered Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 21.9% of SCI Engineered Materials 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.

Summary

GrafTech International beats SCI Engineered Materials on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GrafTech International

GrafTech International Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells synthetic and natural graphite and carbon based products worldwide. It offers graphite electrodes, which are components of the conductive power systems used to produce steel and non-ferrous metals; and petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon used in the production of graphite electrodes. The company sells its products primarily through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Independence, Ohio. GrafTech International Ltd. is a subsidiary of BCP IV GrafTech Holdings LP.

About SCI Engineered Materials

SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. manufactures and supplies materials for physical vapor deposition thin film applications. The company offers ceramic targets, metal sputtering targets, and backing plates for use in semiconductors, flat panel displays, photonics, glass, thin film batteries, transparent electronics, and thin film solar products. Its materials are used to produce nano layers of metals and oxides for advanced material systems; and in applying decorative coatings for end uses, such as sink faucets to produce various electronic, photonic, and semiconductor products. The company serves domestic and multi-national corporations, universities, and research institutions. It distributes its products directly, as well as through independent manufacturers' representatives in the United States; and independent distributors and manufacturers' representatives internationally. The company was formerly known as Superconductive Components, Inc. and changed its name to SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. in 2007. SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

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