Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE: SSD) is one of 24 public companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Simpson Manufacturing to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Simpson Manufacturing and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Simpson Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 N/A
Simpson Manufacturing Competitors 56 430 741 15 2.58

As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 13.99%. Given Simpson Manufacturing’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Simpson Manufacturing has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Simpson Manufacturing 10.78% 10.26% 8.96%
Simpson Manufacturing Competitors -24.87% 907.82% 6.05%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.6% of Simpson Manufacturing shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.6% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Simpson Manufacturing shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Simpson Manufacturing pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Simpson Manufacturing pays out 41.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 31.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Simpson Manufacturing has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Simpson Manufacturing has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Simpson Manufacturing’s rivals have a beta of 1.46, indicating that their average stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Simpson Manufacturing and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Simpson Manufacturing $914.03 million $171.24 million 24.02
Simpson Manufacturing Competitors $2.61 billion $332.51 million 27.55

Simpson Manufacturing’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Simpson Manufacturing. Simpson Manufacturing 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.

Summary

Simpson Manufacturing rivals beat Simpson Manufacturing on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Simpson Manufacturing Company Profile

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., through its subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. (SST), designs, engineers and manufactures wood construction products, including connectors, truss plates, fastening systems, fasteners and pre-fabricated lateral systems used in light-frame construction. The Company’s segments are North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Administrative & All Other. The North America segment includes operations primarily in the United States and Canada. The Europe segment includes operations primarily in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Asia/Pacific segment includes operations primarily in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Taiwan and Vietnam. The Company manufactures concrete construction products used for concrete, masonry, steel construction and for concrete repair, protection and strengthening, including adhesives, chemicals and mechanical anchors.

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