Barnes Group (NYSE: B) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Barnes Group to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Barnes Group 11.69% 13.02% 7.20%
Barnes Group Competitors 1.25% 6.48% 4.47%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.1% of Barnes Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.2% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Barnes Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Barnes Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Barnes Group pays out 19.6% 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 36.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Barnes Group has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Barnes Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Barnes Group $1.34 billion $305.46 million 25.14
Barnes Group Competitors $2.20 billion $345.93 million 24.85

Barnes Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Barnes Group. Barnes Group 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Barnes Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Barnes Group 0 2 3 0 2.60
Barnes Group Competitors 290 1653 1762 19 2.41

Barnes Group currently has a consensus price target of $65.75, suggesting a potential downside of 8.54%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 0.97%. Given Barnes Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Barnes Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Barnes Group has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barnes Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Barnes Group beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Barnes Group

Barnes Group Inc. is an industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a range of end markets and customers. The Company’s engineered products, industrial technologies, and solutions are used in applications that provide transportation, manufacturing, healthcare products and technology to the world. Its segments include Industrial and Aerospace. The Industrial segment is engaged in the manufacturing of precision parts, products and systems for applications serving a customer base in end-markets, such as transportation, industrial equipment, consumer products, packaging, electronics, medical devices and energy. The Industrial segment includes the Molding Solutions, Nitrogen Gas Products and Engineered Components business units. The Aerospace segment includes the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business and the aftermarket business, which includes maintenance repair and overhaul services and the manufacture and delivery of aerospace aftermarket spare parts.

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