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Executive Summary

Russel Metals Inc., a metals distribution company, distributes steel and other metal products in North America.

Snowflake Analysis

Average dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.

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Share Price & News

How has Russel Metals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: RMZ's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Trade Distributors


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Trade Distributors


DE Market

Return vs Industry: RMZ underperformed the German Trade Distributors industry which returned 15.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RMZ underperformed the German Market which returned 3.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day5.6%3.1%0.7%
30 Day13.0%13.0%5.3%
90 Day18.3%31.5%17.3%
1 Year-14.4%-21.0%17.7%15.3%6.2%3.9%
3 Year-19.7%-33.9%4.0%-3.3%1.8%-6.2%
5 Year1.8%-27.1%4.8%-6.6%9.3%-5.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Russel Metals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Russel Metals undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: RMZ (€11.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€11.69)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RMZ is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RMZ is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.6x) compared to the DE Trade Distributors industry average (17.2x).

PE vs Market: RMZ is good value based on its PE Ratio (20.6x) compared to the German market (21.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate RMZ's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RMZ's PB Ratio (1.1x) is in line with the DE Trade Distributors industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Russel Metals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if RMZ's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if RMZ's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the German market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: RMZ's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RMZ's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: RMZ's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.4%).

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Past Performance

How has Russel Metals performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RMZ has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: RMZ's current net profit margins (1.5%) are lower than last year (5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RMZ's earnings have grown significantly by 28.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: RMZ's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: RMZ had negative earnings growth (-75.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Trade Distributors industry average (-8.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: RMZ's Return on Equity (5.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Russel Metals's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RMZ's short term assets (CA$1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$455.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: RMZ's short term assets (CA$1.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$575.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RMZ's debt to equity ratio (50.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: RMZ's debt to equity ratio has increased from 49.5% to 50.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RMZ's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (65.3%).

Interest Coverage: RMZ's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Russel Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RMZ's dividend (8.69%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.24%).

High Dividend: RMZ's dividend (8.69%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.82%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RMZ's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: RMZ's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (178.9%), RMZ's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: RMZ's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (91.9% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


John Reid (51yo)





Mr. John Gregory Reid has been the President at Russel Metals Inc. since January 01, 2016 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since May 2, 2018. Mr. Reid served as Chief Operating Officer at Russel Me ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD2.81M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.43M).

Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

John Reid
CEO, President & Director2.17yrsCA$3.82m0.33% CA$2.4m
Ryan MacDermid
Vice President of Risk Management & Legal5.33yrsCA$521.83k0.0067% CA$47.0k
Martin Juravsky
Chief Financial Officer0.17yrno data0.022% CA$153.0k
Lesley M. Coleman
VP, Controller & Assistant Secretary15.5yrsCA$288.79k0.085% CA$597.3k
Sherri McKelvey
Assistant Secretaryno datano data0.0031% CA$22.0k


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: RMZ's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

John Reid
CEO, President & Director2.17yrsCA$3.82m0.33% CA$2.4m
John Tulloch
Independent Director7.17yrsCA$191.00k0.032% CA$226.8k
Brian Hedges
Non-Independent Director11.17yrsCA$171.50k0.23% CA$1.6m
William O'Reilly
Independent Director11.17yrsCA$183.50k0.039% CA$275.5k
James Dinning
Independent Chair of the Board6.17yrsCA$295.00k0.060% CA$419.4k
John Clark
Independent Director8.17yrsCA$189.50k0.0048% CA$34.0k
Alice Laberge
Independent Director13yrsCA$176.00k0.014% CA$100.9k
Alain Benedetti
Independent Director14.42yrsCA$188.00k0.013% CA$88.4k
Annie Thabet
Independent Director2.5yrsCA$176.00k0.027% CA$187.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: RMZ's board of directors are considered experienced (8.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: RMZ insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Russel Metals Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Russel Metals Inc.
  • Ticker: RMZ
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1929
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: CA$1.085b
  • Listing Market Cap: CA$704.202m
  • Shares outstanding: 62.12m
  • Website: https://www.russelmetals.com

Number of Employees


  • Russel Metals Inc.
  • 6600 Financial Drive
  • Mississauga
  • Ontario
  • L5N 7J6
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
RUSTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADApr 1973
RUSM.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDApr 1973
RMZDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURApr 1973


Russel Metals Inc., a metals distribution company, distributes steel and other metal products in North America. The company operates in three segments: Metal Service Centers, Energy Products, and Steel Distributors. The Metal Service Centers segment sells plates, flat rolled carbon, stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous specialty metal products, as well as general line steel products, such as plates, structural, bars, sheets, pipes, tubing, and hollow structural steel tubing. It also offers services, including shearing, slitting, and cutting to length; laser, oxy-fuel, and plasma cutting; stretcher and traditional leveling; beam drilling, notching, coping, and tee-splitting; tube laser processing and saw cutting; edge trimming; and cambering. This segment serves customers in industries, such as machinery and equipment manufacturing, construction, ship building, and natural resources. The Energy Products segment distributes oil country tubular goods, line pipes, tubes, valves, flanges, and fittings primarily to energy industry. The Steel Distributors segment operates as a steel distributor for steel service centers and large equipment manufactures. Russel Metals Inc. was incorporated in 1929 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/13 21:33
End of Day Share Price2020/07/13 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.