Comparing Hitachi (HTHIY) & Its Rivals

Hitachi (OTCMKTS: HTHIY) is one of 59 publicly-traded companies in the “CONGLOMERATES” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Hitachi to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hitachi $81.81 billion $2.07 billion 12.81
Hitachi Competitors $20.25 billion $853.89 million 0.67

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

Dividends

Hitachi pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Hitachi pays out 9.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “CONGLOMERATES” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 49.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hitachi 3.19% 7.36% 3.15%
Hitachi Competitors -3,063.78% -70.93% -49.66%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Hitachi and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hitachi 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hitachi Competitors 215 892 1555 41 2.53

As a group, “CONGLOMERATES” companies have a potential upside of 17.75%. Given Hitachi’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hitachi has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Hitachi shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “CONGLOMERATES” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.1% of shares of all “CONGLOMERATES” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Hitachi has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hitachi’s rivals have a beta of -2.59, indicating that their average share price is 359% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hitachi beats its rivals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Hitachi Company Profile

Hitachi, Ltd. is engaged in providing solutions to customers in a range of sectors, including power/energy, industry/distribution/water, urban development, and finance/government and public/healthcare. The Company’s segments include Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure & Industrial Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Construction Machinery, High Functional Materials & Components, Automotive Systems, Smart Life & Ecofriendly Systems, Others (Logistics and Other services) and Financial Services. It provides solutions for corporate information technology (IT) strategies, IT platform solutions, and customized solutions and packaged software. It also offers products and services, such as industrial machinery and plants, elevators, escalators, and transmission and distribution systems. It supplies production and inspection equipment for the semiconductors and other electronic devices. It also offers optical disk drives and property management services.

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