Hubbell (NYSE: HUBB) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Hubbell to related businesses based off the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Hubbell and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hubbell 0 3 1 0 2.25
Hubbell Competitors 256 1028 1221 12 2.39

Hubbell currently has a consensus target price of $121.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.53%. All “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 3.48%. Given Hubbell’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hubbell is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Hubbell and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hubbell 8.23% 19.77% 8.97%
Hubbell Competitors -3.11% 5.25% 2.19%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hubbell and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hubbell $3.56 billion $606.70 million 21.20
Hubbell Competitors $1.91 billion $302.15 million -31.79

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

Dividends

Hubbell pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Hubbell pays out 53.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 45.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.5% of Hubbell shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Hubbell shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Hubbell has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hubbell’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hubbell beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Hubbell Company Profile

Hubbell Incorporated is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of electrical and electronic products for a range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. The Company’s segments include Electrical and the Power. The Electrical segment consists of businesses that sell stock and custom products, including standard and special application wiring device products, rough-in electrical products, lighting fixtures and controls, components and assemblies for the natural gas distribution market, as well as other electrical equipment. In addition, certain businesses design and manufacture a range of high voltage test and measurement equipment, industrial controls and communication systems used in the non-residential and industrial markets. The Power segment consists of operations that design and manufacture various distribution, transmission, substation and telecommunications products primarily used by the electrical utility industry.

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