Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, steel giant ArcelorMittal (NYS: MT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ArcelorMittal's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Chairman/CEO Lakshmi Mittal
CFO Aditya Mittal
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$3.1 billion / $28.2 billion
Nucor (NYS: NUE)
United States Steel (NYS: X)
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this month, eksummers620 tapped ArcelorMittal as a solid steal: "This is a seriously undervalued stock that looks to appreciate in the event that the global economy stabilizes."
In fact, ArcelorMittal currently sports a particularly paltry price-to-book of 0.5. That represents a clear discount to other steel plays like Nucor (1.5), U.S. Steel (1.0), and Gerdau (NYS: GGB) (1.0).
CAPS member ValueMan1988 elaborates on the bargain opportunity:
Largest steel producer in the world. Super cheap, In the 2008 crash it went down to 18.00-19.00 something per/share, so $19.60 should be a good entry right now.
When the economy picks back up, $80/share would not be unreasonable for this company. ...
Financials are sound. Things like P/book, P/S and so forth look ridiculously cheap. With a total Debt/Equity less than .4, the company is having an easy time paying off its debt.
As a long term investor, this is a great company to buy at a great time. "When there is blood in the streets, be greedy" -[Warren Buffett].
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