Kemet Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Kemet Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Kemet Corporation has a beta of 3.55, suggesting that its share price is 255% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemet Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.3% of Kemet Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Kemet Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kemet Corporation 33.25% 20.21% 4.53%
Kemet Corporation Competitors 1.96% -2.15% 0.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kemet Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kemet Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Kemet Corporation Competitors 99 350 507 6 2.44

Kemet Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $18.13, suggesting a potential downside of 8.04%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 2.16%. Given Kemet Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kemet Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kemet Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemet Corporation $846.86 million $110.10 million 4.04
Kemet Corporation Competitors $895.21 million $186.21 million 10.45

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

Summary

Kemet Corporation beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Kemet Corporation Company Profile

KEMET Corporation (KEMET) is a manufacturer of passive electronic components. The Company operates in two segments: Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic. The Solid Capacitors segment primarily produces tantalum, aluminum, polymer and ceramic capacitors. Solid Capacitors also produces tantalum powder used in the production of tantalum capacitors. The Film and Electrolytic Business Group produces film, paper and wet aluminum electrolytic capacitors. It also designs and produces EMI Filters. The Company’s product offerings include surface mount, which are attached directly to the circuit board; leaded capacitors, which are attached to the circuit board using lead wires, and chassis-mount and other pin-through-hole board-mount capacitors, which utilize attachment methods, such as screw terminal and snap-in. The Company sells its products to a range of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers.

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