Standex International Corporation (NYSE: SXI) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Standex International Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Standex International Corporation 6.08% 14.76% 7.35%
Standex International Corporation Competitors -24.03% 10.43% 4.25%

Dividends

Standex International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Standex International Corporation pays out 17.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 34.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Standex International Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.9% of Standex International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Standex International Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Standex International Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Standex International Corporation 0 1 2 0 2.67
Standex International Corporation Competitors 93 398 337 25 2.34

Standex International Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $115.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.09%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 10.58%. Given Standex International Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Standex International Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Standex International Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Standex International Corporation $755.26 million $98.18 million 28.50
Standex International Corporation Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 46.39

Standex International Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Standex International Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Standex International Corporation has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Standex International Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.49, suggesting that their average share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Standex International Corporation beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Standex International Corporation Company Profile

Standex International Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company. The Company is a manufacturer of a range of products and services for diverse commercial and industrial market segments. The Company has 11 operating segments, aggregated and organized into five segments: Food Service Equipment, Engraving, Engineering Technologies, Electronics and Hydraulics. The Food Service Equipment business consists of Refrigeration Solutions group, Cooking Solutions group and Specialty Solutions group. The Engraving segment’s product lines include Mold-Tech and Innovent. The Engineering Technologies segment provides engineered parts in all workable metal alloys using various forming processes. The Electronics segment is a manufacturer of custom magnetic sensing and power conversion components and assemblies. The Hydraulics segment is a manufacturer of mobile hydraulic cylinders, including single or double acting telescopic, and piston rod hydraulic cylinders.

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