Bel Fuse (NASDAQ: BELFB) is one of 32 public companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Bel Fuse to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.3% of Bel Fuse shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of Bel Fuse shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are owned 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.

Volatility & Risk

Bel Fuse has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bel Fuse’s peers have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bel Fuse and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bel Fuse $492.63 million $46.37 million 19.93
Bel Fuse Competitors $895.26 million $186.21 million 10.45

Bel Fuse’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Bel Fuse. Bel Fuse is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Bel Fuse pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Bel Fuse pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 51.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Bel Fuse and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bel Fuse 0 1 1 0 2.50
Bel Fuse Competitors 99 350 506 6 2.44

Bel Fuse currently has a consensus target price of $39.00, indicating a potential upside of 43.91%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 3.92%. Given Bel Fuse’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Bel Fuse is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Bel Fuse and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bel Fuse 3.44% 11.61% 4.38%
Bel Fuse Competitors 1.96% -2.15% 0.53%

Summary

Bel Fuse beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Bel Fuse Company Profile

Bel Fuse Inc. (Bel) designs, manufactures and markets a range of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. The Company’s products include magnetic solutions, power solutions and protection, and connectivity solutions. The Company’s operating segments are North America, Asia and Europe. The Company markets magnetic solutions under the brand names, including Bel, TRP, MagJack and Signal. The Company markets power solutions and protection under the brand names, which include Bel Power Solutions, Power-One and Melcher. The Company markets connectivity solutions under the brand names Stratos, Fibreco, Cinch, Johnson, Trompeter, Midwest Microwave, Semflex and Stewart Connector. The Company’s products are used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries. Bel’s portfolio of products has application in the automotive, medical and consumer electronics markets.

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