BTU International (NASDAQ: BTUI) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare BTU International to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% 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.
BTU International has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BTU International’s peers have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for BTU International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BTU International Competitors||57||422||518||11||2.48|
As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 26.59%. Given BTU International’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BTU International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares BTU International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BTU International Competitors||-5.45%||2.60%||-1.01%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares BTU International and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BTU International Competitors||$533.28 million||$58.26 million||132.21|
BTU International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than BTU International. BTU International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
BTU International peers beat BTU International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
About BTU International
BTU International, Inc. (BTU) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, alternative energy, automotive and other industries. The Company operates as a single business segment called Thermal Processing Capital Equipment. It is engaged in the supply of solder reflow systems used for surface mount applications in printed circuit board assembly. The Company’s thermal processing equipment is used in low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging and sealing, and processing multi-chip modules. In addition, the equipment is used for solar cell processing, sintering nuclear fuel for commercial power generation, as well as brazing and the sintering of ceramics and powdered metals. Its alternative energy business addresses two markets, the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuels.
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