Standex International Corporation (NYSE: SXI) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Standex International Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Standex International Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Standex International Corporation 0 1 2 0 2.67
Standex International Corporation Competitors 94 403 339 25 2.34

Standex International Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $115.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.70%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 5.75%. Given Standex International Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Standex International Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.9% of Standex International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Standex International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Standex International Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Standex International Corporation $755.26 million $98.18 million 30.22
Standex International Corporation Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 49.78

Standex International Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Standex International Corporation 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.

Dividends

Standex International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Standex International Corporation pays out 17.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 34.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Standex International Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Standex International Corporation has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Standex International Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.51, suggesting that their average share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Standex International Corporation 6.08% 14.76% 7.35%
Standex International Corporation Competitors -24.03% 10.43% 4.25%

Summary

Standex International Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Standex International Corporation

Standex International Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company. The Company is a manufacturer of a range of products and services for diverse commercial and industrial market segments. The Company has 11 operating segments, aggregated and organized into five segments: Food Service Equipment, Engraving, Engineering Technologies, Electronics and Hydraulics. The Food Service Equipment business consists of Refrigeration Solutions group, Cooking Solutions group and Specialty Solutions group. The Engraving segment’s product lines include Mold-Tech and Innovent. The Engineering Technologies segment provides engineered parts in all workable metal alloys using various forming processes. The Electronics segment is a manufacturer of custom magnetic sensing and power conversion components and assemblies. The Hydraulics segment is a manufacturer of mobile hydraulic cylinders, including single or double acting telescopic, and piston rod hydraulic cylinders.

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