FARO Technologies (NASDAQ: FARO) is one of 47 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare FARO Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.6% of FARO Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of FARO Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

FARO Technologies has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FARO Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FARO Technologies -0.13% -0.13% -0.10%
FARO Technologies Competitors -3.49% 5.81% 2.20%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for FARO Technologies and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FARO Technologies 0 2 4 0 2.67
FARO Technologies Competitors 188 924 1215 7 2.45

FARO Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $39.40, indicating a potential upside of 4.65%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 2.04%. Given FARO Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe FARO Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FARO Technologies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
FARO Technologies $335.54 million $13.50 million -1,254.58
FARO Technologies Competitors $1.86 billion $293.26 million -35.51

FARO Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than FARO Technologies. FARO Technologies 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.

FARO Technologies Company Profile

FARO Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets and supports software driven, three-dimensional (3D) measurement, imaging and realization systems. The Company operates in three segments: Factory Metrology, Construction BIM-CIM and Other. It sells its products through a direct sales force across customers in a range of manufacturing, industrial, architecture, surveying, building construction and law enforcement applications. Its FaroArm, FARO Laser ScanArm, FARO Gage, FARO Laser Tracker, FARO Cobalt Array 3D Imager AMP, and their companion CAM2 software provide for Computer-Aided Design-based inspection and/or factory-level statistical process control and surveying. It operates in international markets throughout the world and maintain sales offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

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