KLX (NASDAQ: KLXI) is one of 56 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare KLX to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for KLX and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KLX 0 2 3 0 2.60
KLX Competitors 390 1898 1912 36 2.38

KLX presently has a consensus price target of $55.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.01%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 7.52%. Given KLX’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe KLX is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares KLX and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KLX 4.83% 4.43% 2.66%
KLX Competitors 1.55% 6.73% 4.63%

Risk and Volatility

KLX has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KLX’s peers have a beta of 1.21, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.2% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of KLX shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares KLX and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
KLX $1.60 billion $240.70 million 32.16
KLX Competitors $2.27 billion $359.64 million 23.41

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

Summary

KLX peers beat KLX on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

KLX Company Profile

KLX Inc. (KLX) is the distributor and service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. The Company offers ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) and Energy Services Group (ESG). The Company’s ASG segment service offerings include inventory management and replenishment, creative and differential supply chain solutions, such as third-party logistics programs, special packaging and bar-coding, parts kitting, quality assurance testing and a range of purchasing assistance programs, plus the electronic data interchange capability. The Company’s ESG segment products and services include onshore completion services, wireline services, fishing services and tools, down-hole completion and production services, pressure control, accommodations and related surface rental equipment, and remanufacturing shops.

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