AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare AVX Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.4% of AVX Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of AVX Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

AVX Corporation has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AVX Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.03, suggesting that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AVX Corporation 9.46% 5.69% 5.10%
AVX Corporation Competitors 1.90% -2.19% 0.48%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AVX Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
AVX Corporation $1.33 billion $249.57 million 24.88
AVX Corporation Competitors $894.66 million $186.07 million 11.40

AVX Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. AVX 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for AVX Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AVX Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
AVX Corporation Competitors 42 257 465 4 2.56

AVX Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $16.75, suggesting a potential downside of 10.24%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 6.40%. Given AVX Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AVX Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

AVX Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. AVX Corporation pays out 58.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 51.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. AVX Corporation has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

AVX Corporation rivals beat AVX Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About AVX Corporation

AVX Corporation (AVX) is a manufacturer and supplier and reseller of a line of passive electronic components, interconnect devices and related products. AVX operates in three segments: Passive Components, Kyocera Electronic Devices (KED Resale) and Interconnect. The Passive Components segment consists of surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, surface mount and leaded tantalum capacitors, surface mount and leaded film capacitors, thick and thin film packages of multiple passive integrated components, thermistors, inductors and resistive products. The KED Resale segment consists of ceramic capacitors, frequency control devices, surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, sensor products, radio frequency (RF) modules, actuators, acoustic devices and connectors produced by Kyocera and resold by AVX. The Interconnect segment consists primarily of AVX Interconnect automotive, telecom and memory connectors manufactured by AVX Interconnect or purchased from other manufacturers for resale.

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