IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP) is one of 32 public companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare IPG Photonics Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares IPG Photonics Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IPG Photonics Corporation 26.84% 19.75% 17.31%
IPG Photonics Corporation Competitors 1.94% -2.08% 0.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for IPG Photonics Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IPG Photonics Corporation 0 3 5 0 2.63
IPG Photonics Corporation Competitors 99 354 508 6 2.44

IPG Photonics Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $150.00, suggesting a potential downside of 20.00%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 1.92%. Given IPG Photonics Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IPG Photonics Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares IPG Photonics Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
IPG Photonics Corporation $1.20 billion $515.19 million 31.41
IPG Photonics Corporation Competitors $894.66 million $186.07 million 11.38

IPG Photonics Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. IPG Photonics Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.1% of IPG Photonics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by institutional investors. 33.8% of IPG Photonics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

IPG Photonics Corporation has a beta of 1.68, suggesting that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IPG Photonics Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.03, suggesting that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

IPG Photonics Corporation beats its rivals on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About IPG Photonics Corporation

IPG Photonics Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of a line of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, diode lasers, laser systems and optical accessories that are used for various applications. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications. Its products are designed to be used as general-purpose energy or light sources. Its product line includes High-Power Ytterbium CW (1,000-100,000 Watts), Mid-Power Ytterbium CW (100-999 Watts), Pulsed Ytterbium (0.1 to 200 Watts), Pulsed and CW, Quasi-CW Ytterbium (100-4,500 Watts), Erbium Amplifiers and Transceivers.

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