Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is one of 59 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Stanley Black & Decker to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Stanley Black & Decker and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stanley Black & Decker 9.79% 15.41% 5.76%
Stanley Black & Decker Competitors 3.18% 7.59% 4.85%

Volatility and Risk

Stanley Black & Decker has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stanley Black & Decker’s rivals have a beta of 1.21, meaning that their average share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.6% of Stanley Black & Decker shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Stanley Black & Decker shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Stanley Black & Decker and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stanley Black & Decker 0 3 13 0 2.81
Stanley Black & Decker Competitors 292 1686 1803 19 2.41

Stanley Black & Decker currently has a consensus target price of $167.73, suggesting a potential upside of 2.82%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.15%. Given Stanley Black & Decker’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stanley Black & Decker is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stanley Black & Decker and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Stanley Black & Decker $11.41 billion $965.30 million 20.60
Stanley Black & Decker Competitors $3.33 billion $236.61 million 392.16

Stanley Black & Decker has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Stanley Black & Decker 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.

Dividends

Stanley Black & Decker pays an annual dividend of $2.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Stanley Black & Decker pays out 31.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 35.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Stanley Black & Decker has raised its dividend for 49 consecutive years. Stanley Black & Decker is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Stanley Black & Decker beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Stanley Black & Decker Company Profile

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. is a global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions, such as automatic doors and commercial locking systems, electronic security and monitoring systems, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and products and services for various industrial applications. The Company’s segments include Tools & Storage, Security and Industrial. Its Tools & Storage segment consists of the Power Tools and Hand Tools, Accessories and Storage businesses. Its Security segment consists of the Convergent Security Solutions and Mechanical Access Solutions businesses. Its Industrial segment consists of the Engineered Fastening and Infrastructure businesses. It offers brands, such as SIDCHROME, AeroScout, DEWALT, Newell Tools and Craftsman, Irwin, Lenox, Craftsman, BLACK+DECKER, SONITROL, Warren, GRIPCO, Porter-Cable, BOSTITCH and WanderGuard.

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