KLX (NASDAQ: KLXI) is one of 58 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare KLX to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for KLX and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KLX 0 2 3 0 2.60
KLX Competitors 393 1905 1920 36 2.38

KLX presently has a consensus target price of $55.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.95%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 6.04%. Given KLX’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe KLX has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares KLX and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KLX 4.83% 4.43% 2.66%
KLX Competitors 1.65% 6.97% 4.71%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of KLX shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KLX and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
KLX $1.60 billion $240.70 million 35.27
KLX Competitors $2.17 billion $344.42 million 24.50

KLX’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than KLX. KLX 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

KLX has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KLX’s competitors have a beta of 1.21, indicating that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

KLX competitors beat KLX on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

KLX Company Profile

KLX Inc. (KLX) is the distributor and service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. The Company offers ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) and Energy Services Group (ESG). The Company’s ASG segment service offerings include inventory management and replenishment, creative and differential supply chain solutions, such as third-party logistics programs, special packaging and bar-coding, parts kitting, quality assurance testing and a range of purchasing assistance programs, plus the electronic data interchange capability. The Company’s ESG segment products and services include onshore completion services, wireline services, fishing services and tools, down-hole completion and production services, pressure control, accommodations and related surface rental equipment, and remanufacturing shops.

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