Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ: AMOT) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Allied Motion Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Allied Motion Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Allied Motion Technologies pays out 11.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.7% and pay out 21.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Allied Motion Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Allied Motion Technologies $238.07 million $26.26 million 28.47
Allied Motion Technologies Competitors $499.36 million $99.00 million -3.43

Allied Motion Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Allied Motion Technologies. Allied Motion Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Allied Motion Technologies has a beta of 1.92, indicating that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allied Motion Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Allied Motion Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allied Motion Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Allied Motion Technologies Competitors 92 486 534 17 2.42

As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 22.08%. Given Allied Motion Technologies’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Allied Motion Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Allied Motion Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allied Motion Technologies 3.41% 10.65% 4.45%
Allied Motion Technologies Competitors -5.71% 0.14% -1.46%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.5% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.8% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Allied Motion Technologies beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Allied Motion Technologies Company Profile

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and sells precision and specialty motion control components and systems used in a range of industries. The Company serves various markets, including vehicle, medical, aerospace and defense, electronics and industrial. It focuses on motion control applications. It is engaged in developing electro-magnetic, mechanical and electronic motion technology. It operates in the design and manufacture of motion control products, marketed to original equipment manufacturers and end users segment. Its products are used in the handling, inspection, and testing of components and final products, such as printers, tunable lasers and spectrum analyzers for the fiber optic industry, and test and processing equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Its products are used in a range of medical, industrial and commercial aviation applications, such as dialysis equipment, industrial ink jet printers and cash dispensers.

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