NSK (OTCMKTS: NPSKY) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “METALS FABRICATING” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare NSK to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for NSK and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NSK 0 0 0 0 N/A
NSK Competitors 170 689 766 25 2.39

As a group, “METALS FABRICATING” companies have a potential upside of 12.69%. Given NSK’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NSK has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

NSK has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NSK’s rivals have a beta of 0.87, indicating that their average stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of NSK shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.4% of shares of all “METALS FABRICATING” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.0% of shares of all “METALS FABRICATING” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

NSK pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. NSK pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “METALS FABRICATING” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 26.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. NSK lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NSK 5.47% 10.64% 5.02%
NSK Competitors -96.19% 7.51% 2.48%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NSK $8.78 billion $423.70 million 14.65
NSK Competitors $4.25 billion $225.60 million 13.66

NSK has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. NSK is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

NSK beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About NSK

NSK Ltd. is engaged in manufacture and sale of bearings. The Company operates through two segments: Industrial Machinery business and Automotive business. The Industrial Machinery segment is engaged in the production and sales of industrial machinery bearings, ball screws and linear guides. The Automotive business is engaged in production and sales of bearings for car manufacturers and automotive component manufacturers, steering columns and automatic transmission components. Its Industrial Machinery business consists of approximately two product categories: Industrial Machinery Bearings, which offers miniature through to ultra-large bearings, and Precision Machinery and Parts, which provides linear motion products and mechatronic products. Its Automotive business provides Automotive Bearings, such as mainstay hub unit bearings and needle roller bearings, and Automotive Components, which include electric power steering (EPS) systems and automatic transmission (AT) components.

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