Intevac (NASDAQ: IVAC) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Intevac to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.1% of Intevac shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Intevac shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Intevac and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intevac 0 2 3 0 2.60
Intevac Competitors 46 295 295 8 2.41

Intevac currently has a consensus price target of $13.75, suggesting a potential upside of 68.71%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 4.67%. Given Intevac’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Intevac is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Intevac has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intevac’s peers have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Intevac and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Intevac $112.89 million $10.04 million 33.96
Intevac Competitors $696.15 million $107.93 million 50.20

Intevac’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Intevac. Intevac 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 Intevac and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intevac 4.68% 7.29% 4.98%
Intevac Competitors -24.06% 10.33% 4.19%

Summary

Intevac beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Intevac Company Profile

Intevac, Inc. (Intevac) is a provider of vacuum deposition equipment for a range of thin-film applications, and digital night-vision technologies and products to the defense industry. The Company’s segments include Thin-film Equipment and Photonics. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and services capital equipment used to deposit thin films and lubricants onto substrates to produce magnetic disks that are used in hard disk drives. Its thin film equipment products include 200 Lean Disk Sputtering System, 200 Lean Etch and Deposition System, AccuLuber Disk Lubrication System, INTEVAC VERTEX System, INTEVAC MATRIX Implant System, ENERGi Implant System and INTEVAC MATRIX System. The Company’s photonic segment develops, manufactures and sells compact digital-optical products for the capture and display of low-light images.

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