EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare EnPro Industries to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.5% of EnPro Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of EnPro Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for EnPro Industries and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnPro Industries 0 0 2 0 3.00
EnPro Industries Competitors 94 407 339 25 2.34

EnPro Industries presently has a consensus target price of $85.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.28%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 6.10%. Given EnPro Industries’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EnPro Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

EnPro Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. EnPro Industries pays out 103.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 34.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnPro Industries 1.56% 8.71% 2.06%
EnPro Industries Competitors -24.03% 10.43% 4.25%

Risk and Volatility

EnPro Industries has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnPro Industries’ peers have a beta of 1.51, meaning that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EnPro Industries and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EnPro Industries $1.18 billion $162.20 million 95.89
EnPro Industries Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 49.45

EnPro Industries has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. EnPro Industries 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

EnPro Industries beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

EnPro Industries Company Profile

EnPro Industries, Inc. is engaged in the designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing engineered industrial products. It operates through three segments. The Sealing Products segment includes three operating divisions: Garlock, which designs, manufactures and sells sealing products; Technetics, which designs, manufactures and sells metal seals and elastomeric seals, among others, and Stemco LP (Stemco), which designs, manufactures and sells heavy-duty truck wheel-end components and systems. The Engineered Products segment includes two industrial products businesses: GGB, which designs, manufactures and sells self-lubricating, non-rolling, metal polymer and engineered plastics, among others, and Compressor Products International, which designs, manufactures, sells and services components. The Power Systems segment includes Fairbanks Morse business, which designs, manufactures, sells and services heavy-duty, medium-speed diesel, natural gas and dual fuel reciprocating engines.

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