Metallus (NYSE:MTUS) and Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) Head-To-Head Survey

Metallus (NYSE:MTUSGet Free Report) and Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRSGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.6% of Metallus shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.0% of Carpenter Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Metallus shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Carpenter Technology shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Metallus and Carpenter Technology, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metallus 0 0 0 0 N/A
Carpenter Technology 0 1 2 0 2.67

Carpenter Technology has a consensus target price of $109.67, suggesting a potential upside of 3.54%. Given Carpenter Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Carpenter Technology is more favorable than Metallus.

Risk & Volatility

Metallus has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carpenter Technology has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Metallus and Carpenter Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metallus 5.81% 13.06% 8.19%
Carpenter Technology 4.83% 12.75% 5.93%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Metallus and Carpenter Technology’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Metallus $1.36 billion 0.73 $69.40 million $1.68 13.47
Carpenter Technology $2.55 billion 2.06 $56.40 million $2.63 40.27

Metallus has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Carpenter Technology. Metallus is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carpenter Technology, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Carpenter Technology beats Metallus on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Metallus

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Metallus Inc. manufactures and sells alloy steel, and carbon and micro-alloy steel products in the United States and internationally. The company offers special bar quality (SBQ) bars, seamless mechanical tubes, precision steel components, and billets that are used in gears, hubs, axles, crankshafts and motor shafts, oil country drill pipes, bits and collars, bearing races and rolling elements, bushings, fuel injectors, wind energy shafts, anti-friction bearings, artillery and mortar bodies, and other applications. It also provides custom-make precision steel components. It offers its products and services to the automotive, energy, industrial equipment, mining, construction, rail, aerospace and defense, heavy truck, agriculture, and power generation sectors. The company was formerly known as TimkenSteel Corporation and changed its name to Metallus Inc. in February 2024. Metallus Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio.

About Carpenter Technology

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Carpenter Technology Corporation engages in the manufacture, fabrication, and distribution of specialty metals in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Mexico, Canada, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Specialty Alloys Operations and Performance Engineered Products. The company offers specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, powder metals, stainless steels, alloy steels, and tool steels, as well as additives, and metal powders and parts. It serves to aerospace, defense, medical, transportation, energy, industrial, and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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