BTU International (NASDAQ: BTUI) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare BTU International to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.
This table compares BTU International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BTU International Competitors||-5.39%||2.49%||-1.05%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
58.1% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares BTU International and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BTU International Competitors||$554.48 million||$61.00 million||148.45|
BTU International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BTU International. BTU International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
BTU International has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BTU International’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for BTU International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BTU International Competitors||55||414||510||10||2.48|
As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 30.14%. Given BTU International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BTU International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
BTU International competitors beat BTU International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
BTU International Company Profile
BTU International, Inc. (BTU) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, alternative energy, automotive and other industries. The Company operates as a single business segment called Thermal Processing Capital Equipment. It is engaged in the supply of solder reflow systems used for surface mount applications in printed circuit board assembly. The Company’s thermal processing equipment is used in low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging and sealing, and processing multi-chip modules. In addition, the equipment is used for solar cell processing, sintering nuclear fuel for commercial power generation, as well as brazing and the sintering of ceramics and powdered metals. Its alternative energy business addresses two markets, the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuels.
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