Mesabi Trust: Leads amongst peers with strong fundamentals

Mesabi Trust relative valuation is OVERVALUED and it has a fundamental analysis score of 67.

Our analysis is based on comparing Mesabi Trust with the following peers – Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust, Marine Petroleum Trust, Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. Class A and Whiting USA Trust II Trust Units (DOMR-US, MARPS-US, AIT-US, MSM-US and WHZT-US).

Mesabi Trust has shown good performance overall, both over the last one year (at 220.51%) as well as over the last month (at 11.11%). Share price performance over the last month, though has been lower than that over the last year. But Mesabi Trust’s stock has done better than its overall peer group whose performance was 7.90% over the last month.

Company Snapshot

  • Considering peers, relative outperformance over the last year and the last month suggest a leading position.
  • Mesabi Trust currently trades at a higher Price/Book ratio (21.50) than its peer median (3.79).
  • MSB-US‘s operating performance is relatively good compared to its peers. The market currently does not expect high earnings growth relative to its peers but seems to expect the company to maintain its relatively high rates of return.
  • MSB-US has relatively high profit margins while operating with median asset turns.
  • Changes in annual earnings are in line with its chosen peers but lags in terms of revenue, implying the company is cost conscious and selective about spending for growth.
  • MSB-US‘s return on assets currently and over the past five years suggest that its relatively high operating returns are sustainable.
  • While MSB-US‘s revenues growth has been below the peer median in the last few years, the market still gives the stock a P/E ratio that is around peer median and seems to see the company as a long-term strategic bet.
  • The company’s level of capital investment seems appropriate to support the company’s growth.
  • Our analysis rates Mesabi Trust as OVERVALUED relative to its peers.

Share Price Performance

Considering peers, relative outperformance over the last year and the last month suggest a leading position.

MSB-US‘s share price performance of 220.51% over the last 12 months is above peer median of 63.95%. The 30-day trend in its share price performance of 11.11% is also above the peer median of 7.90% suggesting that this company is a leading performer relative to its peers.

Share Price Performance

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Relative Valuation

Relative Valuation
Fundamental Score

Mesabi Trust’s price of USD 12.500 is greater than CapitalCube’s implied price of USD 6.16. At this level, CapitalCube believes that Mesabi Trust is overvalued. Over the last 52 week period, the stock has fluctuated between USD 3 and USD 12.500.

Valuation & Peer Metrics

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Company Profile

Mesabi Trust operates as a royalty trust. It holds interest in Peter Mitchell iron mine located near Babbitt, Minnesota at the Eastern end of the Mesabi iron range. The company was founded on July 18, 1961 and is headquartered in New York, NY.


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