American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare American Superconductor Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares American Superconductor Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Superconductor Corporation -45.60% -54.39% -32.07%
American Superconductor Corporation Competitors -3.11% 5.25% 2.19%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for American Superconductor Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Superconductor Corporation 0 1 5 0 2.83
American Superconductor Corporation Competitors 256 1038 1228 13 2.39

American Superconductor Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $7.33, indicating a potential upside of 74.60%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 4.25%. Given American Superconductor Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Superconductor Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

American Superconductor Corporation has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Superconductor Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American Superconductor Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
American Superconductor Corporation $70.77 million -$21.56 million -1.96
American Superconductor Corporation Competitors $1.91 billion $302.41 million -34.56

American Superconductor Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than American Superconductor Corporation. American Superconductor Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.2% of American Superconductor Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of American Superconductor Corporation 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, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

American Superconductor Corporation competitors beat American Superconductor Corporation on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About American Superconductor Corporation

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) is a provider of megawatt-scale solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wind and Grid. Through the Company’s Windtec Solutions brand, the Wind business segment enables manufacturers to field wind turbines. Through the Company’s Gridtec Solutions, the Grid business segment enables electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit and distribute power. AMSC supplies power electronics and control systems, licenses its engineered wind turbine designs and provides customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. The Company provides a range of power electronics and software-based control systems. AMSC provides transmission planning services that enable it to identify power grid congestion and other risks. The Company also sells grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems, and transmission and distribution cable systems.

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