Head-To-Head Survey: Topcon (TOPCF) and The Competition

Topcon (OTCMKTS: TOPCF) is one of 304 publicly-traded companies in the “BUSINESS SERVICES” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Topcon to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Topcon N/A N/A N/A
Topcon Competitors -158.38% -95.29% -3.28%

Risk & Volatility

Topcon has a beta of 2.79, meaning that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Topcon’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, meaning that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Topcon and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Topcon 0 0 0 0 N/A
Topcon Competitors 1127 5275 7878 223 2.50

As a group, “BUSINESS SERVICES” companies have a potential upside of 11.22%. Given Topcon’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Topcon has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.5% of shares of all “BUSINESS SERVICES” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.1% of shares of all “BUSINESS SERVICES” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Topcon $1.19 billion N/A 40.13
Topcon Competitors $3.01 billion $232.83 million 31.14

Topcon’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Topcon. Topcon 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.

Summary

Topcon beats its competitors on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

About Topcon

Topcon Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells positioning, eye care, and smart infrastructure products worldwide. Its positioning products include GNSS receivers, GIS, GPS plus reference station systems, machine control systems, precision agriculture systems, and asset management systems. The company?s infrastructure products consists of total stations, layout navigators, mobile mapping systems, 3D laser scanners, field controllers, levels, theodolites, rotating lasers, and pipe lasers. Its eye care products comprise 3D optical coherence tomography systems, retinal cameras, photocoagulators, tonometers, slit lamps, operation and specular microscopes, ophthalmic data system IMAGEnet, vision testers, auto refractometers, auto kerato-refractometers, lens meters, and chart projectors. The company was formerly known as Tokyo Optical Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Topcon Corporation in 1989. Topcon Corporation was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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