Kemet Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Kemet Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Kemet Corporation has a beta of 3.56, meaning that its share price is 256% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemet Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.03, meaning that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemet Corporation $846.86 million $110.10 million 4.91
Kemet Corporation Competitors $895.21 million $186.21 million 11.27

Kemet Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kemet Corporation. Kemet 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.3% of Kemet Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Kemet Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kemet Corporation 33.25% 20.21% 4.53%
Kemet Corporation Competitors 1.90% -2.19% 0.48%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kemet Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kemet Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Kemet Corporation Competitors 42 257 465 6 2.56

Kemet Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $18.13, suggesting a potential downside of 24.29%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 6.53%. Given Kemet Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kemet Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Kemet Corporation rivals beat Kemet Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Kemet Corporation

KEMET Corporation (KEMET) is a manufacturer of passive electronic components. The Company operates in two segments: Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic. The Solid Capacitors segment primarily produces tantalum, aluminum, polymer and ceramic capacitors. Solid Capacitors also produces tantalum powder used in the production of tantalum capacitors. The Film and Electrolytic Business Group produces film, paper and wet aluminum electrolytic capacitors. It also designs and produces EMI Filters. The Company’s product offerings include surface mount, which are attached directly to the circuit board; leaded capacitors, which are attached to the circuit board using lead wires, and chassis-mount and other pin-through-hole board-mount capacitors, which utilize attachment methods, such as screw terminal and snap-in. The Company sells its products to a range of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers.

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