Key Tronic Corporation (NASDAQ: KTCC) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Key Tronic Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Key Tronic Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Key Tronic Corporation $467.80 million $16.78 million 13.73
Key Tronic Corporation Competitors $21.04 billion $4.38 billion 20.45

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

Profitability

This table compares Key Tronic Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Key Tronic Corporation 1.20% 5.08% 2.41%
Key Tronic Corporation Competitors 4.03% 10.45% 6.20%

Volatility and Risk

Key Tronic Corporation has a beta of -0.08, suggesting that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Key Tronic Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, suggesting that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Key Tronic Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Key Tronic Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Key Tronic Corporation Competitors 267 1404 3158 116 2.63

Key Tronic Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 32.14%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 2.48%. Given Key Tronic Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Key Tronic Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.6% of Key Tronic Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Key Tronic Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Key Tronic Corporation competitors beat Key Tronic Corporation on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Key Tronic Corporation Company Profile

Key Tronic Corporation, doing business as KeyTronicEMS Co., is engaged in contract manufacturing for a range of products. The Company provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of a range of products. The Company provides engineering services, procurement and distribution, materials management, manufacturing and assembly services, in-house testing, and customer service. The Company provides EMS services, such as product design, surface mount technologies (SMT) and pin through hole capability for printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), tool making, precision plastic molding, sheet metal fabrication, liquid injection molding, complex assembly, automated tape winding, prototype design and full product assembly. The Company’s manufacturing operations are located in Oakdale, Minnesota; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Corinth, Mississippi; Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and foreign manufacturing operations in Juarez, Mexico, and Shanghai, China.

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