American Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ: AOBC) is one of 58 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare American Outdoor Brands Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.5% of American Outdoor Brands Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.2% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of American Outdoor Brands Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
American Outdoor Brands Corporation $825.26 million $204.58 million 10.07
American Outdoor Brands Corporation Competitors $2.17 billion $344.21 million 23.71

American Outdoor Brands Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than American Outdoor Brands Corporation. American Outdoor Brands Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Outdoor Brands Corporation 10.96% 27.91% 14.47%
American Outdoor Brands Corporation Competitors 1.44% 6.73% 4.62%

Volatility and Risk

American Outdoor Brands Corporation has a beta of -0.02, meaning that its share price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Outdoor Brands Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.22, meaning that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for American Outdoor Brands Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Outdoor Brands Corporation 0 5 5 0 2.50
American Outdoor Brands Corporation Competitors 292 1696 1836 30 2.42

American Outdoor Brands Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $19.35, indicating a potential upside of 20.11%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.63%. Given American Outdoor Brands Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Outdoor Brands Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

American Outdoor Brands Corporation rivals beat American Outdoor Brands Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About American Outdoor Brands Corporation

American Outdoor Brands Corporation, formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, is a manufacturer of firearms and a provider of accessory products for the shooting, hunting and outdoor enthusiast. The Company operates through two segments. The Firearms segment manufactures handgun and long gun products sold under the Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms brands, as well as providing forging, machining and precision plastic injection molding services. The Outdoor Products & Accessories segment provides shooting, hunting and outdoor accessories, including reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, tree saws, vault accessories, knives, laser sighting systems and tactical lighting products. Brands in Outdoor Products & Accessories include Crimson Trace, Caldwell Shooting Supplies, Wheeler Engineering, Lockdown Vault Accessories, BOG POD and Golden Rod Moisture Control, as well as knives and specialty tools under Schrade, Old Timer, Uncle Henry and Imperial.

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