Bodycote (OTCMKTS: BYPLF) is one of 20 public companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Bodycote to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and profitability.
This table compares Bodycote and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings for Bodycote and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 21.14%. Given Bodycote’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bodycote has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Volatility and Risk
Bodycote has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bodycote’s rivals have a beta of 1.37, meaning that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Bodycote and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bodycote Competitors||$2.33 billion||$291.04 million||-14.88|
Bodycote’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Bodycote. Bodycote 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
60.2% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Bodycote rivals beat Bodycote on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
Bodycote Company Profile
Bodycote plc provides thermal processing services worldwide. The company operates in two business areas, Aerospace, Defence & Energy; and Automotive & General Industrial. It offers heat treatment services, including altering the microstructure of metals and alloys, such as steel and aluminum to impart properties comprising surface hardness, temperature resistance, ductility, and strength; metal joining services consisting of electron beam welding, and vacuum and honeycomb brazing; and Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, including HIP product fabrication, isostatic pressing, and HIP supporting services. The company also provides surface technologies, which are used to prolong the working life of components and protect from environmental factors, such as corrosion and abrasion. Its surface technologies include specialized plasma spray, high velocity oxygen fuel, and thermo-chemically formed coatings to enhance wear resistance. It serves aerospace and defense, energy, automotive, and general industrial markets. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Macclesfield, the United Kingdom.
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