Comparing Lexmark International (LXK) & The Competition
Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK) is one of 31 public companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Lexmark International to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Lexmark International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Lexmark International Competitors||312||1526||3207||125||2.61|
As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 3.42%. Given Lexmark International’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lexmark International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Volatility and Risk
Lexmark International has a beta of 1.5, suggesting that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lexmark International’s rivals have a beta of 1.29, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
81.8% of Lexmark International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Lexmark International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Lexmark International pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Lexmark International pays out -133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 58.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Lexmark International has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Lexmark International is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Lexmark International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Lexmark International Competitors||3.89%||13.01%||5.97%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Lexmark International and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lexmark International Competitors||$21.04 billion||$4.38 billion||20.71|
Lexmark International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Lexmark International. Lexmark International 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.
Lexmark International rivals beat Lexmark International on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
Lexmark International Company Profile
Lexmark International, Inc. is a United States-based company, which is a provider of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services. The Company’s software scans everything from spreadsheets to medical images, and provides services to banking, healthcare, insurance and retail companies. It creates enterprise software, hardware and services that remove inefficiencies of information silos and disconnected processes. It offers various services, such as managed print services, hardware warranty and repair service, professional services and enterprise software services. It offers solutions, such as financial process automation, business process management, Web information integration and consumer loan origination. Its hardware category includes equipment collection program, and Smart multifunction product (MFP) includes device management and mobile print solutions. It produces and distributes millions of supplies each year, including ink, toner and paper.
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