5 Industrial Stocks With Low Price-Earnings Ratios

Navios Maritime tops the list

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Tiziano Frateschi
Jul 23, 2020
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As of July 23, the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, found that the following industrial companies have low price-earnings ratios and have been bought by gurus. While some of them are great value investments, others may need to be researched more carefully, according to the discounted cash flow calculator.

Navios Maritime

With a market cap of $27 million, Navios Maritime Containers LP (NMCI) has a price-earnings ratio of 2.25 and a price-book ratio of 0.14. According to the DCF calculator, the stock has a fair value of $3.85 while trading at $0.81.

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The stock has lost 64.68% over the last 12 months and is now 68.24% below the 52-week high and 52.83% above the 52-week low.

The U.S. post-acute care provider has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 6.65% and return on assets of 2.77% are outperforming 56% of companies in the transportation industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.27.

Harsco

With a $1.1 billion market cap, Harsco Corp. (HSC) is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 2.5 and a price-book ratio of 1.66. According to the DCF calculator, the stock has a fair value of $1.07 while trading at $14.93.

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The share price has declined 40.82% over the past 12 months and is now 46.62% below the 52-week high and 256% above the 52-week low.

The provider of services to steel and nonferrous metal industries has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 88.02% and return on assets of 20.93% are outperforming 99% of companies in the industrial products industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.92.

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)s Gotham Asset Management is the companys largest guru shareholder with 0.02% of outstanding shares.

GrafTech

With a market cap of $1.8 billion, GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 2.89.

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Shares have declined 33.16% over the last 12 months and are now 54.18% below the 52-week high and 22.3% above the 52-week low.

The producer of specialized graphite electrodes has a GuruFocus profitability rank of 5 out of 10. The company's return on assets of 41.11% is outperforming 98% of competitors in the industrial products industry. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.92.

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Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the companys largest guru shareholder with 1.97% of outstanding shares, followed by the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.94% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35%.

Willis Lease

Willis Lease Finance Corp. (WLFC) has a market cap of $147 million and is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 2.9 and a price-book ratio of 0.4. According to the DCF calculator, the stock has a fair value of $82.51 while trading at $22.33.

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Shares have declined 63.84% over the last 12 months and are now trading 70% below the 52-week high and 58.26% above the 52-week low.

The aviation service provider has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 8 out of 10. While th return on equity of 12.21% is outperforming the sector, return on assets of 2.51% is underperforming 52% of companies in the business services industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.05, far below the industry median of 0.69.

With 7.46% of outstanding shares,

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies is the companys largest guru shareholder.

Ryerson

Ryerson Holding Corp. (RYI) has a market cap of $224 million. Its shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 3.23. According to the DCF calculator, the stock has a fair value of $19.48 while trading at $5.90.

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Shares have declined 26.53% over the past 12 months and are currently trading 52.95% below the 52-week high and 56.91% above the 52-week low.

The distributor of metals has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 47.97% and return on assets of 3.19% are outperforming 53% of competitors in the industrial products industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is below the industry median of 0.92.

The companys largest guru shareholder is Renaissance Technologies with 0.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Grantham with 0.33%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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