Ferroglobe PLC (GSM) and Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) Comparison side by side

Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) and Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU), are influenced by compare since they are both players in the Industrial Metals & Minerals. These factors are particularly influence the dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership of the two firms.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ferroglobe PLC 2.27B 0.18 89.52M 0.52 5.13
Peabody Energy Corporation 5.58B 0.56 518.10M 4.33 7.21

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Ferroglobe PLC and Peabody Energy Corporation. Peabody Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Ferroglobe PLC. The business that is currently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Ferroglobe PLC is currently more affordable than Peabody Energy Corporation, because it’s trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 provides the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ferroglobe PLC 3.94% 11.3% 4.9%
Peabody Energy Corporation 9.28% 15.6% 7%


Ferroglobe PLC’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.9 and 0.7 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Peabody Energy Corporation are 1.8 and 1.6 respectively. Ferroglobe PLC therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Peabody Energy Corporation.


Ferroglobe PLC pays out a $0.06 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 2.47% dividend yield. Meanhile, Peabody Energy Corporation’s yearly dividend is $0.49 per share and 1.68% dividend yield.

Analyst Ratings

Ratings and Recommendations for Ferroglobe PLC and Peabody Energy Corporation can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ferroglobe PLC 0 1 1 2.50
Peabody Energy Corporation 0 1 1 2.50

Ferroglobe PLC’s upside potential currently stands at 121.61% and an $5.23 consensus price target. Competitively Peabody Energy Corporation has a consensus price target of $39, with potential upside of 34.72%. Based on the analysts opinion we can conclude, Ferroglobe PLC is looking more favorable than Peabody Energy Corporation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 41.5% of Ferroglobe PLC shares and 6.12% of Peabody Energy Corporation shares. About 82.53% of Ferroglobe PLC’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, Peabody Energy Corporation has 1.4% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Ferroglobe PLC 21.46% 16.16% 17.7% -68.82% -83.58% 67.3%
Peabody Energy Corporation 2.09% -12.49% -0.54% -24.32% -23.64% 2.49%

For the past year Ferroglobe PLC has stronger performance than Peabody Energy Corporation


Peabody Energy Corporation beats on 14 of the 16 factors Ferroglobe PLC.

Ferroglobe PLC operates in the silicon and specialty metals industry in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company offers silicon metals that are used in personal care items, construction-related products, health care products, and electronics, as well as used in the manufacture of silicone chemicals; silicomanganese, which is used as deoxidizing agent in the steel manufacturing process; and ferromanganese that is used as a deoxidizing, desulphurizing, and degassing agent in the removal of nitrogen and other harmful elements from steel. It also provides ferrosilicon products that are used to produce stainless steel, carbon steel, and various other steel alloys, as well as to manufacture electrodes and aluminum; silico calcium, which is used in the deoxidation and desulfurization of liquid steel, and production of coatings for cast iron pipes, as well as in the welding process of powder metal; nodularizers and inoculants, which are used in the production of iron; and silica fume, a by-product of the electrometallurgical process of silicon metal and ferrosilicon. In addition, the company operates quartz mines located in Spain, South Africa, the United States, and Canada; and low-ash and metallurgical coal mines in the United States. It serves silicone chemical, aluminum, and steel manufacturers; auto companies and their suppliers; ductile iron foundries; manufacturers of photovoltaic solar cells and computer chips; and concrete producers. The company was formerly known as VeloNewco Limited. Ferroglobe PLC was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Ferroglobe PLC is a subsidiary of Grupo Villar Mir, S.A.

Peabody Energy Corporation Peabody engages in coal mining business. The company operates through six operating segments: Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, and Trading and Brokerage. It is involved in mining, preparation, and sale of thermal coal primarily to electric utilities; and metallurgical coal that include hard coking coal, semi-hard coking coal, semi-soft coking coal, and low-volatile pulverized coal injection for industrial customers. The company supplies coal primarily to electricity generators, industrial facilities, and steel manufacturers. It owns interests in 23 coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia. The company also engages in direct and brokered trading of coal and freight-related contracts, as well as provides transportation-related services, which involves financial derivative contracts and physical contracts. As of December 31, 2015, it had 5.6 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves and approximately 600,000 acres of surface property through ownership and lease agreements. Peabody Energy Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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