Head-To-Head Review: IDEX (IEX) vs. Its Peers

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is one of 99 publicly-traded companies in the “MACHINERY” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare IDEX to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for IDEX and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IDEX 0 8 2 0 2.20
IDEX Competitors 583 2995 2918 82 2.38

IDEX currently has a consensus price target of $134.50, suggesting a potential downside of 7.06%. As a group, “MACHINERY” companies have a potential upside of 9.25%. Given IDEX’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IDEX has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

IDEX pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. IDEX pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “MACHINERY” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 34.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. IDEX has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.1% of IDEX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of shares of all “MACHINERY” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of IDEX shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “MACHINERY” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IDEX 14.74% 18.88% 10.18%
IDEX Competitors 3.80% 14.08% 4.36%

Volatility & Risk

IDEX has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IDEX’s rivals have a beta of 1.73, suggesting that their average share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares IDEX and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
IDEX $2.29 billion $337.25 million 33.19
IDEX Competitors $3.86 billion $259.43 million 2.04

IDEX’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than IDEX. IDEX 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.

Summary

IDEX rivals beat IDEX on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About IDEX

IDEX Corporation (IDEX) operates an applied solutions business that sells pumps, flow meters and other fluidics systems, and components and engineered products. The Company operates through three segments: Fluid & Metering Technologies (FMT), Health & Science Technologies (HST) and Fire & Safety/Diversified Products (FSDP). With its segments, as of December 31, 2016, the Company maintained 13 platforms, where it focused on growth and acquisitions. The Company’s FMT segment provides flow monitoring and other services for the food, chemical, general industrial, water and wastewater, agricultural and energy industries. The HST segment designs, produces and distributes precision fluidics, rotary lobe pumps, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, roll compaction and drying systems. Its FSDP segment produces firefighting pumps and controls, rescue tools, lifting bags and other components and systems; engineered stainless steel banding and clamping devices, and precision equipment.

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