Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ: ROCK) is one of 28 public companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Gibraltar Industries to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Gibraltar Industries has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gibraltar Industries’ peers have a beta of 1.37, meaning that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Gibraltar Industries and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gibraltar Industries 0 0 2 0 3.00
Gibraltar Industries Competitors 330 959 1006 35 2.32

Gibraltar Industries presently has a consensus price target of $34.50, suggesting a potential upside of 18.97%. As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 14.53%. Given Gibraltar Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Gibraltar Industries is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gibraltar Industries and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gibraltar Industries $958.80 million $109.22 million 40.85
Gibraltar Industries Competitors $7.58 billion $993.35 million 32.68

Gibraltar Industries’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gibraltar Industries. Gibraltar Industries 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Gibraltar Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Gibraltar Industries and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gibraltar Industries 2.38% 10.14% 5.09%
Gibraltar Industries Competitors -1,550.91% 3.59% 2.20%

Summary

Gibraltar Industries beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Gibraltar Industries

Gibraltar Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of building products for industrial, transportation infrastructure, residential housing, renewable energy and resource conservation markets. The Company’s segments include Residential Products; Industrial and Infrastructure Products, and Renewable Energy and Conservation. The Residential Products segment services residential housing construction and residential repair and remodeling activity with products including roof and foundation ventilation products, rain dispersion products and roof ventilation accessories. The Industrial and Infrastructure Products segment focuses on a range of markets, including industrial and commercial construction, automotive, airports and energy and power generation markets with products. The Renewable Energy and Conservation segment focuses on the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of solar racking systems and commercial, institutional and retail greenhouse structures.

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