Valmont Industries (NYSE: VMI) is one of 25 public companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Valmont Industries to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valmont Industries 6.94% 14.89% 6.29%
Valmont Industries Competitors -23.91% 870.33% 5.77%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.0% of Valmont Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Valmont Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned 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.

Risk & Volatility

Valmont Industries has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valmont Industries’ competitors have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Valmont Industries and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valmont Industries 0 1 3 0 2.75
Valmont Industries Competitors 97 538 829 23 2.52

Valmont Industries presently has a consensus price target of $165.50, suggesting a potential upside of 10.04%. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 16.66%. Given Valmont Industries’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Valmont Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Valmont Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Valmont Industries pays out 18.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 31.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Valmont Industries and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Valmont Industries $2.64 billion $344.67 million 18.64
Valmont Industries Competitors $2.53 billion $322.06 million 27.24

Valmont Industries has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Valmont Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Valmont Industries beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Valmont Industries Company Profile

Valmont Industries, Inc. is a producer of fabricated metal products, and steel, aluminum and composite pole, tower and other structures, and mechanized irrigation systems. The Company’s segments are Engineered Support Structures (ESS); Utility Support Structures; Energy and Mining; Coatings; Irrigation, and Other. The ESS segment manufactures steel, aluminum, and composite poles and structures. The Utility Support Structures Segment manufactures steel and concrete pole structures for electrical transmission, substation and distribution applications. The Energy and Mining Segment produces access systems, which are engineered structures and components that allow people to move safely in an industrial, infrastructure or commercial facility. The Coatings Segment consists of galvanizing, anodizing and powder coating services on a global basis. The Irrigation Segment manufactures and distributes mechanical irrigation equipment and related service parts under the Valley brand name.

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