AMTEK (NYSE: AME) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare AMTEK to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

AMTEK has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMTEK’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for AMTEK and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMTEK 0 1 9 0 2.90
AMTEK Competitors 256 1044 1232 13 2.39

AMTEK currently has a consensus price target of $64.40, indicating a potential downside of 1.81%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 5.60%. Given AMTEK’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AMTEK has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AMTEK and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
AMTEK $3.99 billion $1.04 billion 28.77
AMTEK Competitors $1.87 billion $295.24 million -35.00

AMTEK has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. AMTEK 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.

Dividends

AMTEK pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. AMTEK pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 45.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.6% of AMTEK shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of AMTEK shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMTEK 13.26% 16.28% 7.68%
AMTEK Competitors -3.06% 0.39% 1.91%

Summary

AMTEK beats its competitors on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

AMTEK Company Profile

AMETEK, Inc. is a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company operates through two segments: Electronic Instruments (EIG) and Electromechanical (EMG). EIG designs and manufactures instruments for the process, power and industrial and aerospace markets. EIG provides process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and automation markets. It makes monitoring and metering devices, industrial battery chargers and uninterruptible power supplies, programmable power equipment, electrical test equipment and gas turbine sensors. EMG is a differentiated supplier of precision motion control solutions, thermal management systems, specialty metals and electrical interconnects. Its end markets include medical, automation, petrochemical and other industrial markets. It operates a network of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities.

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