Relative Risk vs. Return Landscape
If you would invest 657
in Century Aluminum Co on April 18, 2013
and sell it today you would earn a total of 218.00
from holding Century Aluminum Co or generate 33.18%
return on investment over 30
days. Century Aluminum Co is currenly generating 1.47% of daily expected returns and assumes 3.72% risk (volatility on return distribution) over the 30 days horizon. In different words, 49% of equities are less volatile than Century Aluminum Co and 15% of traded equity instruments are projected to make higher returns than the company over the 30 days investment horizon.
Daily Expected Return (%)
Given investment horizon of 30 days, Century Aluminum Co is expected to generate 6.76 times more return on investment than the market. However, the company is 6.76 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about 0.4 of its potential returns per unit of risk. The S&P 500 is currently generating roughly 0.65 per unit of risk.
Century Operating Margin
Based on recorded statements Century Aluminum Co has Operating Margin of -0.57%. This is 96.4% lower than that of Basic Materials sector, and 95.02% lower than that of Aluminum
industry, The Operating Margin for all stocks is 83.28% lower than the firm.
A good Operating Margin is required for a company to be able to pay for its fixed costs or pay out its debt which implies that the higher the margin, the better. This ratio is most effective in evaluating the earning potential of a company over time when comparing it against firm's competitors.
Century Return On Equity vs Return On Asset
Century Aluminum Co is rated fifth
in return on equity category among related companies. It is rated fourth
in return on asset category among related companies .