UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare UFP Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.2% of UFP Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of UFP Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

UFP Technologies has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UFP Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.16, meaning that their average share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares UFP Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UFP Technologies 6.03% 6.86% 6.04%
UFP Technologies Competitors -27.20% 24.04% 5.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for UFP Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UFP Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
UFP Technologies Competitors 190 996 1274 55 2.47

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential downside of 0.83%. Given UFP Technologies’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe UFP Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares UFP Technologies and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
UFP Technologies $148.67 million $17.67 million 22.76
UFP Technologies Competitors $4.37 billion $978.27 million 32.15

UFP Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than UFP Technologies. UFP Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

UFP Technologies rivals beat UFP Technologies on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

UFP Technologies Company Profile

UFP Technologies, Inc. is a designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, composites and natural fiber materials. The Company is engaged in providing solutions to customers primarily within the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets. It converts these materials using laminating, molding, and fabricating manufacturing technologies. The Company’s raw materials consist of polyethylene and polyurethane foams, sheet plastics, pulp fiber, cross-linked polyethylene and reticulated polyurethane foams, fabric and foam laminates, and natural fiber materials. The Company converts these materials to provide customers various solutions, including automotive interior trim, medical device components, disposable wound care components, military uniform and gear components, athletic padding, air filtration, high-temperature insulation, abrasive nail files and other beauty aids, and cushion packaging for their products.

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