The Materials Sector's Top 20 Management Teams

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Compiled by Eben Esterhuizen, CFA: The following is a list of the top performing management teams in the materials sector, as defined by the return on assets, return on invested capital and return on equity ratios.

For each company, we'll compare the efficiency ratios against the industry average.

Will these management teams continue to add value going forward? What do you think? Use the links below to analyze these ideas.

Management data and industry comps sourced from Reuters. Short float and performance data sourced from Fiviz.

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The list has been sorted by the 5-year average Return on Assets (ROA).

1. Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $13.57B. 5-year average ROA at 32.01% vs. industry average at 9.32%. 5-year average ROI at 34.11% vs. industry average at 10.63%. 5-year average ROE at 24.72% vs. industry average at 21.19%. Short float at 2.4%, which implies a short ratio of 3.1 days. The stock has gained 70.81% over the last year.

2. Southern Copper Corp. (SCCO): Copper Industry. Market cap of $39.21B. 5-year average ROA at 26.7% vs. industry average at 14.77%. 5-year average ROI at 30.99% vs. industry average at 18.33%. 5-year average ROE at 45.48% vs. industry average at 21.02%. Short float at 3.34%, which implies a short ratio of 2.65 days. The stock has gained 48.61% over the last year.

3. Compania de Minas Buenaventura SA (BVN): Gold Industry. Market cap of $12.75B. 5-year average ROA at 22.69% vs. industry average at 6.73%. 5-year average ROI at 26.97% vs. industry average at 8.13%. 5-year average ROE at 26.4% vs. industry average at 11.38%. Short float at 1.01%, which implies a short ratio of 1.69 days. The stock has gained 40.39% over the last year.

4. Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (DO): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $9.11B. 5-year average ROA at 20.58% vs. industry average at 5.83%. 5-year average ROI at 22.74% vs. industry average at 7.54%. 5-year average ROE at 34.5% vs. industry average at 10.56%. Short float at 7.96%, which implies a short ratio of 5.19 days. The stock has lost -27.39% over the last year.

5. Noble Corp. (NE): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $8.75B. 5-year average ROA at 19.71% vs. industry average at 5.83%. 5-year average ROI at 21.37% vs. industry average at 7.54%. 5-year average ROE at 26.98% vs. industry average at 10.56%. Short float at 2.08%, which implies a short ratio of 1.28 days. The stock has lost -12.45% over the last year.

6. CNOOC Ltd. (CEO): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $104.37B. 5-year average ROA at 19.57% vs. industry average at 8.61%. 5-year average ROI at 21.94% vs. industry average at 12.27%. 5-year average ROE at 27.33% vs. industry average at 16.45%. Short float at 0.35%, which implies a short ratio of 2.75 days. The stock has gained 55.24% over the last year.

7. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF): Agricultural Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $8.75B. 5-year average ROA at 18.68% vs. industry average at 6.64%. 5-year average ROI at 26.62% vs. industry average at 9.26%. 5-year average ROE at 28.75% vs. industry average at 16.81%. Short float at 4.06%, which implies a short ratio of 1.22 days. The stock has gained 39.91% over the last year.

8. BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $249.84B. 5-year average ROA at 17.98% vs. industry average at 14.77%. 5-year average ROI at 22.08% vs. industry average at 18.33%. 5-year average ROE at 35.02% vs. industry average at 21.02%. Short float at 0.21%, which implies a short ratio of 1.72 days. The stock has gained 25.86% over the last year.

9. Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $31.79B. 5-year average ROA at 17.69% vs. industry average at 12.17%. 5-year average ROI at 25.09% vs. industry average at 15.12%. 5-year average ROE at 36.73% vs. industry average at 21.08%. Short float at 0.64%, which implies a short ratio of 9.19 days. The stock has gained 2.15% over the last year.

10. Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (POT): Agricultural Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $41.64B. 5-year average ROA at 16.67% vs. industry average at 6.64%. 5-year average ROI at 20.11% vs. industry average at 9.26%. 5-year average ROE at 33.12% vs. industry average at 16.81%. Short float at 1.9%, which implies a short ratio of 0.99 days. The stock has gained 14.75% over the last year.

11. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM): Major Integrated Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $363.97B. 5-year average ROA at 16.53% vs. industry average at 12.17%. 5-year average ROI at 21.85% vs. industry average at 15.12%. 5-year average ROE at 31.94% vs. industry average at 21.08%. Short float at 0.68%, which implies a short ratio of 1.6 days. The stock has gained 2.4% over the last year.

12. Ensco plc (ESV): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $7.16B. 5-year average ROA at 16.49% vs. industry average at 5.83%. 5-year average ROI at 17.92% vs. industry average at 7.54%. 5-year average ROE at 21.65% vs. industry average at 10.56%. Short float at 4.33%, which implies a short ratio of 3.62 days. The stock has gained 23.03% over the last year.

13. Schlumberger Limited (SLB): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $111.25B. 5-year average ROA at 15.77% vs. industry average at 7.65%. 5-year average ROI at 21.74% vs. industry average at 11.35%. 5-year average ROE at 31.49% vs. industry average at 17.85%. Short float at 1.35%, which implies a short ratio of 1.91 days. The stock has gained 34.4% over the last year.

14. Tenaris SA (TS): Steel & Iron Industry. Market cap of $27.27B. 5-year average ROA at 14.57% vs. industry average at 12.12%. 5-year average ROI at 19.8% vs. industry average at 15.31%. 5-year average ROE at 27.01% vs. industry average at 24.25%. Short float at 2.99%, which implies a short ratio of 4.03 days. The stock has gained 17.5% over the last year.

15. Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $23.25B. 5-year average ROA at 14.45% vs. industry average at 7.65%. 5-year average ROI at 17.62% vs. industry average at 11.35%. 5-year average ROE at 23.89% vs. industry average at 17.85%. Short float at 2.13%, which implies a short ratio of 2.09 days. The stock has gained 40.16% over the last year.

16. Halliburton Company (HAL): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $36.58B. 5-year average ROA at 14.1% vs. industry average at 7.65%. 5-year average ROI at 19.08% vs. industry average at 11.35%. 5-year average ROE at 30.5% vs. industry average at 17.85%. Short float at 2.32%, which implies a short ratio of 1.27 days. The stock has gained 44.47% over the last year.

17. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $75.6B. 5-year average ROA at 13.8% vs. industry average at 12.17%. 5-year average ROI at 16.4% vs. industry average at 15.12%. 5-year average ROE at 22.88% vs. industry average at 21.08%. Short float at 1.36%, which implies a short ratio of 2.32 days. The stock has gained 23.1% over the last year.

18. Vale S.A. (VALE): Steel & Iron Industry. Market cap of $178.37B. 5-year average ROA at 13.59% vs. industry average at 12.12%. 5-year average ROI at 16% vs. industry average at 15.31%. 5-year average ROE at 29.66% vs. industry average at 24.25%. Short float at 0.99%, which implies a short ratio of 1.71 days. The stock has gained 22.15% over the last year.

19. Continental Resources Inc. (CLR): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $9.91B. 5-year average ROA at 13.46% vs. industry average at 8.61%. 5-year average ROI at 16.21% vs. industry average at 12.27%. 5-year average ROE at 29.26% vs. industry average at 16.45%. Short float at 11.71%, which implies a short ratio of 5.57 days. The stock has gained 52.51% over the last year.

20. Sasol Ltd. (SSL): Major Integrated Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $31.69B. 5-year average ROA at 13.05% vs. industry average at 9.49%. 5-year average ROI at 16.37% vs. industry average at 15.52%. 5-year average ROE at 23.2% vs. industry average at 18.11%. Short float at 0.11%, which implies a short ratio of 2.81 days. The stock has gained 27.48% over the last year.



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