Newport (NASDAQ: NEWP) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Newport to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Newport and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Newport 0 0 0 0 N/A
Newport Competitors 296 1742 1868 19 2.41

As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.16%. Given Newport’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Newport has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Newport and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Newport N/A N/A 29.47
Newport Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 480.97

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Newport 6.37% 10.63% 6.60%
Newport Competitors 4.27% -44.21% 5.18%

Summary

Newport rivals beat Newport on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Newport

Newport Corporation is a supplier of technology products and systems. The Company offers its products and services to a range of industries, including scientific research, microelectronics, defense and security, life and health sciences, and industrial markets. The Company operates through three business segments: Photonics Group, which includes photonics instruments and systems, vibration isolation systems and subsystems, precision positioning systems and subsystems, optical components for research applications, optical hardware, and three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment; Lasers Group, which offers a portfolio of laser technology products and services, including ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and high-energy pulsed lasers and tunable lasers, and Optics Group, which offers precision optics and lens assemblies, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings.

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