Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ: KE) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Kimball Electronics to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Kimball Electronics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimball Electronics 3.67% 9.24% 5.74%
Kimball Electronics Competitors -3.05% 5.37% 2.23%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kimball Electronics and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimball Electronics $930.91 million $62.96 million 16.81
Kimball Electronics Competitors $1.86 billion $294.92 million -35.75

Kimball Electronics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kimball Electronics. Kimball Electronics 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.

Risk & Volatility

Kimball Electronics has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kimball Electronics’ peers have a beta of 1.29, indicating that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kimball Electronics and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimball Electronics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Kimball Electronics Competitors 256 1044 1232 13 2.39

Kimball Electronics currently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 18.47%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 5.60%. Given Kimball Electronics’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kimball Electronics has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.9% of Kimball Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Kimball Electronics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Kimball Electronics peers beat Kimball Electronics on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Kimball Electronics Company Profile

Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Kimball Electronics) is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company. The Company is engaged in producing electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial and public safety markets. It provides design, engineering, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of electronic assemblies and circuit boards on a contract basis to a range of industries. The Company offers various engineering, manufacturing and supply chain services, such as design services; production and testing of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAS); industrialization and automation of manufacturing processes; product design and process validation and qualification; reliability testing, which include testing of products under a series of environmental conditions; assembly, production and packaging of other related non-electronic products, and product life cycle management. It is engaged in producing safety critical electronic assemblies for the automotive market.

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