Analyzing Brunswick (BC) and Its Competitors

Brunswick (NYSE: BC) is one of 120 public companies in the “OTHER CONS DISC” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Brunswick to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Brunswick has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brunswick’s rivals have a beta of -31.74, suggesting that their average stock price is 3,274% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Brunswick and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brunswick 0 2 13 0 2.87
Brunswick Competitors 436 2337 3496 148 2.52

Brunswick presently has a consensus target price of $69.07, indicating a potential upside of 17.42%. As a group, “OTHER CONS DISC” companies have a potential upside of 16.08%. Given Brunswick’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Brunswick is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

Brunswick pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Brunswick pays out 47.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “OTHER CONS DISC” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 33.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brunswick has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Brunswick lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brunswick and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brunswick $4.51 billion $146.40 million 36.99
Brunswick Competitors $1.75 billion $91.09 million 24.49

Brunswick has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Brunswick 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.8% of Brunswick shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “OTHER CONS DISC” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Brunswick shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.4% of shares of all “OTHER CONS DISC” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brunswick 3.09% 22.52% 10.20%
Brunswick Competitors -7.86% 5.55% 2.72%

Summary

Brunswick beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Brunswick Company Profile

Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories. Its boat offerings include: fiberglass pleasure boats; yachts and sport yachts; sport cruisers and sport boats; offshore fishing boats; aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats; pontoon boats; utility boats; deck boats; inflatable boats; and heavy-gauge aluminum boats. Its fitness products include cardiovascular and strength training equipment for both the commercial and consumer markets. It also sells products for active aging, rehabilitation, productive well-being, a complete line of billiards tables and other game room tables and accessories.

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