Comparing of Harsco Corporation (HSC) and Westwater Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:WWR)

Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) and Westwater Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:WWR), are influenced by contrast since they are both players in the Industrial Metals & Minerals. These factors are particularly influence the institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation of the two firms.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Harsco Corporation 1.72B 1.03 136.78M 1.45 15.72
Westwater Resources Inc. N/A 0.00 35.68M -0.83 0.00

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation of Harsco Corporation and Westwater Resources Inc.


Table 2 provides Harsco Corporation and Westwater Resources Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harsco Corporation 7.95% 57.6% 8.5%
Westwater Resources Inc. 0.00% -126.5% -96.3%

Risk and Volatility

Harsco Corporation’s volatility measures that it’s 149.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 2.49 beta. Competitively, Westwater Resources Inc.’s 9.00% volatility makes it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 1.09 beta.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Harsco Corporation are 1.5 and 1.1 respectively. Its competitor Westwater Resources Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.3 and its Quick Ratio is 1.3. Harsco Corporation can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Westwater Resources Inc.


Harsco Corporation pays out an annual dividend of $0.05 per share while its dividend yield is 0.23%. Westwater Resources Inc. does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

Harsco Corporation and Westwater Resources Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harsco Corporation 0 0 1 3.00
Westwater Resources Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The upside potential is 49.66% for Harsco Corporation with consensus price target of $33.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Harsco Corporation and Westwater Resources Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 88.4% and 1.9%. 0.8% are Harsco Corporation’s share held by insiders. Comparatively, Westwater Resources Inc. has 0.1% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we provide 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)
Harsco Corporation 1.11% 7.14% -11.72% -17.17% 14.96% 14.9%
Westwater Resources Inc. 3.8% 5.43% -12.71% -39.9% -80.95% 5.43%

For the past year Harsco Corporation has stronger performance than Westwater Resources Inc.


On 12 of the 12 factors Harsco Corporation beats Westwater Resources Inc.

Harsco Corporation provides industrial services and engineered products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial, and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Metals & Minerals segment provides on-site services of material logistics, product quality improvement, and resource recovery for iron, steel, and metals manufacturing; and value added environmental solutions for industrial co-products, as well as manufactures industrial abrasives and roofing granules. The Harsco Industrial segment manufactures and supplies custom-engineered and manufactured air-cooled heat exchangers for the natural gas, natural gas processing, and petrochemical industries; industrial grating products, which include a range of metal bar grating configurations for industrial flooring, and safety and security applications in the energy, paper, chemical, refining, and processing industries, as well as offers GrateGuard, a fencing solution for first-line physical security; and heat transfer products, such as boilers and water heaters for commercial and institutional applications. The Harsco Rail segment designs and manufactures safety systems for transportation and industrial applications; and equipment, after-market parts, and services for the maintenance, repair, and construction of railway track. This segment serves private and government-owned railroads, and urban mass transit systems. Harsco Corporation was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Uranium Resources, Inc. operates as an energy metals exploration and development company. The company holds land position in two prospective lithium brine basins in Nevada and Utah for exploration and potential development of lithium resources. It also focuses on the Temrezli in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium project in Central Turkey. The company controls exploration properties in Turkey under eight exploration and operating licenses covering approximately 39,000 acres with various exploration targets, including the satellite Sefaatli project. In addition, it holds interests in approximately 186,000 acres of mineral holdings in the prolific Grants Mineral Belt of the State of New Mexico; and 11,000 acres in the South Texas uranium province. Uranium Resources, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Centennial, Colorado.

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