Reviewing BTU International (BTUI) and Its Rivals
BTU International (NASDAQ: BTUI) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare BTU International to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and earnings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
58.1% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
BTU International has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BTU International’s rivals have a beta of 0.77, suggesting that their average stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for BTU International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BTU International Competitors||53||411||508||10||2.48|
As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 30.19%. Given BTU International’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BTU International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares BTU International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BTU International Competitors||-4.77%||2.91%||-0.47%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares BTU International and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BTU International Competitors||$554.48 million||$61.00 million||108.89|
BTU International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than BTU International. BTU International 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.
BTU International rivals beat BTU International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
About BTU International
BTU International, Inc. (BTU) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, alternative energy, automotive and other industries. The Company operates as a single business segment called Thermal Processing Capital Equipment. It is engaged in the supply of solder reflow systems used for surface mount applications in printed circuit board assembly. The Company’s thermal processing equipment is used in low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging and sealing, and processing multi-chip modules. In addition, the equipment is used for solar cell processing, sintering nuclear fuel for commercial power generation, as well as brazing and the sintering of ceramics and powdered metals. Its alternative energy business addresses two markets, the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuels.
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