Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ: AMOT) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Allied Motion Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.5% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.8% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Allied Motion Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Allied Motion Technologies pays out 11.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.6% and pay out 21.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Allied Motion Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allied Motion Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Allied Motion Technologies Competitors 48 389 491 9 2.49

As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 21.63%. Given Allied Motion Technologies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Allied Motion Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Allied Motion Technologies and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Allied Motion Technologies $238.07 million $26.26 million 30.15
Allied Motion Technologies Competitors $499.43 million $99.03 million -3.82

Allied Motion Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Allied Motion Technologies. Allied Motion Technologies 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.

Risk & Volatility

Allied Motion Technologies has a beta of 1.89, suggesting that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allied Motion Technologies’ peers have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allied Motion Technologies 3.69% 11.31% 4.86%
Allied Motion Technologies Competitors -5.43% 1.58% -1.24%

Summary

Allied Motion Technologies beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Allied Motion Technologies Company Profile

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and sells precision and specialty motion control components and systems used in a range of industries. The Company serves various markets, including vehicle, medical, aerospace and defense, electronics and industrial. It focuses on motion control applications. It is engaged in developing electro-magnetic, mechanical and electronic motion technology. It operates in the design and manufacture of motion control products, marketed to original equipment manufacturers and end users segment. Its products are used in the handling, inspection, and testing of components and final products, such as printers, tunable lasers and spectrum analyzers for the fiber optic industry, and test and processing equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Its products are used in a range of medical, industrial and commercial aviation applications, such as dialysis equipment, industrial ink jet printers and cash dispensers.

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