Financial Comparison: Itron (ITRI) and Its Rivals
Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Itron to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.
Volatility and Risk
Itron has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Itron’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
93.7% of Itron shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Itron 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, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Itron and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Itron currently has a consensus price target of $81.75, indicating a potential upside of 2.96%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.77%. Given Itron’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Itron is more favorable than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Itron and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Itron||$1.98 billion||$221.70 million||99.25|
|Itron Competitors||$1.86 billion||$293.26 million||-35.13|
Itron has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Itron 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.
This table compares Itron and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Itron beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
Itron Company Profile
Itron, Inc. (Itron) is a technology and service company. The Company provides solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water use. The Company operates through three segments: Electricity, Gas and Water. It provides a portfolio of products, solutions, software and services to electric, gas and water utility customers across the globe. It offers solutions that enable electric and natural gas utilities to build smart grids to manage assets. It offers a product portfolio, including standard meters and smart metering products, systems and services, for applications in the residential and commercial industrial markets for water and heat. The Company operates under the Itron brand across the world. Its Gas and Water manufacturing facilities are located throughout the world, while its Electricity manufacturing facilities are located in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America.
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