Atkore International Group (NYSE: ATKR) is one of 43 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Atkore International Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Atkore International Group has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atkore International Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Atkore International Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Atkore International Group $1.50 billion $84.63 million 16.70
Atkore International Group Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million 1,014.21

Atkore International Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Atkore International Group. Atkore International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.9% of Atkore International Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 68.8% of Atkore International Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Atkore International Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atkore International Group 5.63% 26.22% 7.73%
Atkore International Group Competitors -4.04% 5.67% 1.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Atkore International Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atkore International Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Atkore International Group Competitors 198 961 1185 8 2.43

Atkore International Group currently has a consensus target price of $23.67, indicating a potential upside of 12.48%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 10.01%. Given Atkore International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Atkore International Group beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Atkore International Group

Atkore International Group Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical raceway products. The Company’s products are primarily offered for non-residential construction and renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical Raceway and MP&S. Through the electrical raceway segment, it manufactures products that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet. The Company’s electrical raceway segment products include electrical conduit, armored cable, cable trays, mounting systems and fittings. Through the MP&S segment, it provides products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a range of structures, equipment and systems in electrical, industrial and construction applications. The Company’s MP&S segment products include metal framing products and in-line galvanized mechanical tube.

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