Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Regal Beloit Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Regal Beloit Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regal Beloit Corporation 0 6 3 0 2.33
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors 256 1038 1228 13 2.39

Regal Beloit Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $81.40, suggesting a potential upside of 4.86%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 4.28%. Given Regal Beloit Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Regal Beloit Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Regal Beloit Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regal Beloit Corporation 6.29% 9.88% 4.79%
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors -3.11% 5.25% 2.19%

Volatility & Risk

Regal Beloit Corporation has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regal Beloit Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.2% of Regal Beloit Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Regal Beloit Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Regal Beloit Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Regal Beloit Corporation $3.25 billion $469.10 million 17.14
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors $1.91 billion $302.41 million -34.56

Regal Beloit Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Regal Beloit Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Regal Beloit Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Regal Beloit Corporation pays out 23.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 45.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Regal Beloit Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

Regal Beloit Corporation beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Regal Beloit Corporation

Regal Beloit Corporation is a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products. The Company operates through three segments: the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment, with its principal line of business in medium and large electric motors, power generation products, high-performance drives and controls and capacitors; the Climate Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in small motors, controls and air moving products, and the Power Transmission Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in power transmission gearing, hydraulic pump drives, open gearing and specialty mechanical products which control motion and torque. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors and end users. It operates distribution facilities in Plainfield, Indiana; McAllen, Texas; LaVergne, Tennessee, and Florence, Kentucky.

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