UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) is one of 35 public companies in the “Commodity Chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare UFP Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for UFP Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UFP Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
UFP Technologies Competitors 188 995 1266 55 2.47

As a group, “Commodity Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 1.45%. Given UFP Technologies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe UFP Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

UFP Technologies has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UFP Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.16, suggesting that their average share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.2% of UFP Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.3% of UFP Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Commodity Chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UFP Technologies 6.03% 6.86% 6.04%
UFP Technologies Competitors -27.97% 23.83% 5.35%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares UFP Technologies and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
UFP Technologies $148.67 million $17.67 million 21.59
UFP Technologies Competitors $4.37 billion $978.27 million 29.06

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

Summary

UFP Technologies peers beat UFP Technologies on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About UFP Technologies

UFP Technologies, Inc. is a designer and custom converter of foams, plastics, composites and natural fiber materials. The Company is engaged in providing solutions to customers primarily within the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets. It converts these materials using laminating, molding, and fabricating manufacturing technologies. The Company’s raw materials consist of polyethylene and polyurethane foams, sheet plastics, pulp fiber, cross-linked polyethylene and reticulated polyurethane foams, fabric and foam laminates, and natural fiber materials. The Company converts these materials to provide customers various solutions, including automotive interior trim, medical device components, disposable wound care components, military uniform and gear components, athletic padding, air filtration, high-temperature insulation, abrasive nail files and other beauty aids, and cushion packaging for their products.

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