Norsk Hydro (NHYDY) vs. Its Rivals Head to Head Comparison

Norsk Hydro (OTCMKTS: NHYDY) is one of 5 public companies in the “Primary aluminum” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Norsk Hydro to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

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Norsk Hydro has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Norsk Hydro’s competitors have a beta of 0.82, indicating that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Norsk Hydro shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.6% of shares of all “Primary aluminum” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Norsk Hydro shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of shares of all “Primary aluminum” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Norsk Hydro and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Norsk Hydro $13.93 billion $1.06 billion 13.89
Norsk Hydro Competitors $11.01 billion $254.72 million 28.00

Norsk Hydro has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Norsk Hydro is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Norsk Hydro and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Norsk Hydro 1 3 2 0 2.17
Norsk Hydro Competitors 81 247 267 15 2.35

As a group, “Primary aluminum” companies have a potential upside of 4.72%. Given Norsk Hydro’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Norsk Hydro has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares Norsk Hydro and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Norsk Hydro 7.97% 9.39% 5.94%
Norsk Hydro Competitors 4.28% 7.04% 3.83%


Norsk Hydro pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Norsk Hydro pays out 22.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Primary aluminum” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 22.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


Norsk Hydro competitors beat Norsk Hydro on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Norsk Hydro Company Profile

Norsk Hydro ASA operates as an integrated aluminum company worldwide. It operates in six segments: Bauxite & Alumina, Primary Metal, Metal Markets, Rolled Products, Extruded Solutions, and Energy. The Bauxite & Alumina segment engages in bauxite mining activities, production of alumina, and related commercial activities, as well as the sale of alumina. The Primary Metal segment is involved in the primary aluminum production, remelting, and casting activities. This segment primarily offers extrusion ingots, foundry alloys, sheet ingots, and standard ingots. The Metal Markets segment sells products from the company's primary metal plants; operates remelters; and trades in physical and financial metals. The Rolled Products segment operates rolling mills and a primary metal plant. This segment primarily offers aluminum foils, strips, sheets, and lithographic plates for application in the packaging, automotive, and transport industries, as well as for offset printing plates. The Extruded Solutions segment offers extrusion profiles, building systems, and precision tubing products. The Energy segment owns and operates 26 hydroelectric power plants with an installed capacity of approximately 2,000 MW in Norway. The company also serves the electronics, building and construction, consumer goods, general engineering, printing, HVACR, and solar product industries. Norsk Hydro ASA was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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