Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: PKOH) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. has a beta of 3.46, meaning that its stock price is 246% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s peers have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.1% of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.2% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 31.0% of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. $1.31 billion $111.10 million 17.39
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. Competitors $2.20 billion $347.23 million 24.94

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. 0 1 1 0 2.50
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. Competitors 290 1653 1762 19 2.41

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $43.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.95%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 0.93%. Given Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. 2.50% 16.90% 4.14%
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. Competitors 1.25% 6.53% 4.50%

Dividends

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. pays out 18.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. peers beat Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is a diversified international company providing supply chain management outsourcing services, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble its products. The Company operates in three segments: Supply Technologies, Assembly Components and Engineered Products. Supply Technologies provides its customers with Total Supply Management, which manages every aspect of supplying production parts and materials to its customers’ manufacturing floor, from strategic planning to program implementation. Assembly Components manufactures products oriented towards fuel efficiency and reduced emission standards. Engineered Products segment operates a group of manufacturing businesses that design and manufacture a range of products, including induction heating and melting systems, pipe threading systems, and forged and machined products. It operates through the subsidiaries of its direct subsidiary, Park-Ohio Industries, Inc.

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