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How to buy Schnitzer Steel Industries stock

Learn how to easily invest in Schnitzer Steel Industries stock.

Schnitzer Steel Industries is a steel business based in the US. Schnitzer Steel Industries shares (SCHN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Schnitzer Steel Industries employs 3,471 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.3 billion.

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Schnitzer Steel Industries stock price (NASDAQ: SCHN)

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Schnitzer Steel Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$33.84
52-week range$25.79 - $58.96
50-day moving average $32.72
200-day moving average $35.13
Wall St. target price$36.00
PE ratio 9.3683
Dividend yield $0.75 (2.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.53

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Is it a good time to buy Schnitzer Steel Industries stock?

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Schnitzer Steel Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33.84 from 2023-01-31

1 week (2023-01-25) 0.77%
1 month (2022-12-30) 10.41%
3 months (2022-11-01) 20.64%
6 months (2022-08-01) -3.62%
1 year (2022-02-01) -15.00%
2 years (2021-02-01) 10.95%
3 years (2020-01-31) 110.45%
5 years (2018-02-01) 34.95

Is Schnitzer Steel Industries stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Schnitzer Steel Industries stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Schnitzer Steel Industries's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Schnitzer Steel Industries's P/E ratio

Schnitzer Steel Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Schnitzer Steel Industries shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Schnitzer Steel Industries's PEG ratio

Schnitzer Steel Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5488. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Schnitzer Steel Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Schnitzer Steel Industries's EBITDA

Schnitzer Steel Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $214 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Schnitzer Steel Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Schnitzer Steel Industries financials

Revenue TTM $3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.1%
Gross profit TTM $473.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.75%
Return on equity TTM 11.9%
Profit margin 3.19%
Book value $33.79
Market capitalisation $905 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Schnitzer Steel Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 18.61% of net profits

Recently Schnitzer Steel Industries has paid out, on average, around 18.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Schnitzer Steel Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Schnitzer Steel Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.75 per share.

While Schnitzer Steel Industries's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Schnitzer Steel Industries is investing more in its future growth.

Schnitzer Steel Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 13 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Schnitzer Steel Industries's shares ever split?

Schnitzer Steel Industries's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 March 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Schnitzer Steel Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Schnitzer Steel Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Schnitzer Steel Industries's share price.

Schnitzer Steel Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Schnitzer Steel Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.785 up to $58.9582. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCHN.US volatility(beta: 1.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Schnitzer Steel Industries's is 1.5312. This would suggest that Schnitzer Steel Industries's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Schnitzer Steel Industries overview

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. recycles ferrous and nonferrous metal, and manufactures finished steel products worldwide. The company acquires, processes, and recycles salvaged vehicles, rail cars, home appliances, industrial machinery, manufacturing scrap, and construction and demolition scrap. It offers recycled ferrous metal, a feedstock used in the production of finished steel products; and nonferrous products, including mixed metal joint products recovered from the shredding process, such as zorba, zurik, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, titanium, lead, and high temperature alloys. The company also procures salvaged vehicles and sells serviceable used auto parts from these vehicles through its 51 retail self-service auto parts stores, 54 metals recycling facilities, and an electric arc furnace steel mill. In addition, it produces various finished steel products using ferrous recycled metal and other raw materials, as well as semi-finished goods, which include billets; and finished goods consisting of rebar, coiled rebar, wire rods, merchant bars, and other specialty products. Further, the company sells catalytic converters to specialty processors that extract the nonferrous precious metals, including platinum, palladium, and rhodium; and ferrous and nonferrous recycled metal products to steel mills, foundries, refineries, smelters, wholesalers, and recycled metal processors, as well as finished steel customers, such as steel service centers, construction industry subcontractors, steel fabricators, wire drawers, and major farm and wood products suppliers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Schnitzer Steel Industries is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.184% of Schnitzer Steel Industries shares are held by insiders and 89.681% by institutions.
How many people work for Schnitzer Steel Industries?
Latest data suggests 3,471 work at Schnitzer Steel Industries.
When does the fiscal year end for Schnitzer Steel Industries?
Schnitzer Steel Industries's fiscal year ends in August.
Where is Schnitzer Steel Industries based?
Schnitzer Steel Industries's address is: 299 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR, United States, 97201
What is Schnitzer Steel Industries's ISIN number?
Schnitzer Steel Industries's international securities identification number is: US8068821060
What is Schnitzer Steel Industries's CUSIP number?
Schnitzer Steel Industries's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 806882106

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