Reviewing Sypris Solutions (SYPR) & The Competition

Sypris Solutions (NASDAQ: SYPR) is one of 22 public companies in the “Process control instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Sypris Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Sypris Solutions has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sypris Solutions’ peers have a beta of 0.59, indicating that their average stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sypris Solutions and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sypris Solutions $82.29 million -$10.82 million -2.04
Sypris Solutions Competitors $2.54 billion $342.80 million 21.85

Sypris Solutions’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sypris Solutions. Sypris Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Sypris Solutions and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sypris Solutions -5.32% -38.12% -10.19%
Sypris Solutions Competitors 7.68% -5.38% 6.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Sypris Solutions and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sypris Solutions 0 1 0 0 2.00
Sypris Solutions Competitors 103 546 956 24 2.55

As a group, “Process control instruments” companies have a potential upside of 15.04%. Given Sypris Solutions’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sypris Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.9% of Sypris Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.9% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 50.9% of Sypris Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are held by company 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.

Summary

Sypris Solutions peers beat Sypris Solutions on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About Sypris Solutions

Sypris Solutions, Inc. provides truck components, oil and gas pipeline components, and aerospace and defense electronics in the United States and Mexico. It operates through two segments, Sypris Technologies and Sypris Electronics. The Sypris Technologies segment supplies forged and machined components for the commercial vehicle, off highway vehicle, light truck, automotive, and energy markets. This segment produces drive train components, including axle shafts, transmission shafts, gear sets, steer axle forgings, and other components for automotive and truck manufacturers. It also provides value added operations for drive train assemblies; and manufactures energy-related products, such as pressurized closures, insulated joints, and other specialty products primarily for oil and gas pipelines and related energy markets. The Sypris Electronics segment offers electronic manufacturing services, including circuit card and full box build manufacturing, high reliability manufacturing, systems assembly and integration, design for manufacturability, and design to specification work for customers in the aerospace and defense electronics market. This segment provides circuit card assembly services for electronic sensors and systems, such as radar and targeting systems, tactical ground stations, navigation systems, weapons systems, and targeting and warning systems, as well as offers solutions for identity management, cryptographic key distribution, cyber analytics, and manufactured complex data storage systems. It also offers value added solutions, such as low-volume prototype assembly and high-volume turnkey manufacturing. In addition, the company provides engineering design and repair or inspection services. Sypris Solutions, Inc. sells engineered product lines under the Tube Turns brand name. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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