Barnes Group (NYSE: B) is one of 13 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment – NEC” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Barnes Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Dividends

Barnes Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Barnes Group pays out 19.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment – NEC” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.9% and pay out 19.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Barnes Group has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Barnes Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Barnes Group 0 3 3 0 2.50
Barnes Group Competitors 20 115 106 1 2.36

Barnes Group presently has a consensus target price of $65.60, indicating a potential upside of 4.36%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment – NEC” companies have a potential upside of 6.73%. Given Barnes Group’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Barnes Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Barnes Group has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barnes Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.90, meaning that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Barnes Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Barnes Group $1.23 billion $135.60 million 22.06
Barnes Group Competitors $1.57 billion $104.85 million 76.68

Barnes Group’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Barnes Group. Barnes 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Barnes Group 11.20% 12.44% 6.96%
Barnes Group Competitors 8.31% 20.81% 6.52%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.0% of Barnes Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment – NEC” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of Barnes Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment – NEC” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Barnes Group beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Barnes Group

Barnes Group Inc. is an industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a range of end markets and customers. The Company’s engineered products, industrial technologies, and solutions are used in applications that provide transportation, manufacturing, healthcare products and technology to the world. Its segments include Industrial and Aerospace. The Industrial segment is engaged in the manufacturing of precision parts, products and systems for applications serving a customer base in end-markets, such as transportation, industrial equipment, consumer products, packaging, electronics, medical devices and energy. The Industrial segment includes the Molding Solutions, Nitrogen Gas Products and Engineered Components business units. The Aerospace segment includes the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business and the aftermarket business, which includes maintenance repair and overhaul services and the manufacture and delivery of aerospace aftermarket spare parts.

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