Orbotech (NASDAQ: ORBK) is one of 46 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Orbotech to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Orbotech and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orbotech 0 1 6 0 2.86
Orbotech Competitors 185 907 1175 6 2.44

Orbotech presently has a consensus target price of $41.43, indicating a potential downside of 1.94%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.43%. Given Orbotech’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Orbotech has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.9% of Orbotech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of Orbotech shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & 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.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Orbotech $818.31 million $158.40 million 22.72
Orbotech Competitors $1.87 billion $295.25 million -36.96

Orbotech’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Orbotech. Orbotech 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.

Volatility & Risk

Orbotech has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orbotech’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orbotech 11.03% 14.98% 10.33%
Orbotech Competitors -3.73% 5.15% 2.01%

Summary

Orbotech beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Orbotech

Orbotech Ltd. is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Company provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). The Company’s segments include Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry, Solar Energy and Recognition Software. The Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and service of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Solar Energy segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of solar photovoltaic energy systems that produce electricity directly from sunlight. The Recognition Software segment is engaged in the development and marketing of check processing and healthcare payment automation solutions.

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