Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Keysight Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Keysight Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keysight Technologies 0 2 8 0 2.80
Keysight Technologies Competitors 92 489 540 17 2.42

Keysight Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $47.11, suggesting a potential upside of 16.32%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 19.93%. Given Keysight Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Keysight Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Keysight Technologies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Keysight Technologies $3.06 billion $550.00 million 30.45
Keysight Technologies Competitors $499.36 million $99.00 million -4.16

Keysight Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Keysight Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Keysight Technologies has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Keysight Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.1% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keysight Technologies 7.58% 20.85% 8.06%
Keysight Technologies Competitors -5.68% 0.05% -1.54%

Summary

Keysight Technologies beats its rivals on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

Keysight Technologies Company Profile

Keysight Technologies, Inc. is a measurement company engaged in providing electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries. The Company provides electronic design and test instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment. The Company operates through three segments: Communications Solutions Group (CSG), Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG) and Services Solutions Group (SSG). The CSG and EISG segments provide electronic design and test software, instruments, and systems used in the simulation, design, validation, manufacturing, installation and optimization of electronic equipment. The SSG segment provides integrated service solutions, including repair and calibration services, professional services and remanufactured equipment.

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