Wabco Holdings (NYSE: WBC) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Wabco Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.4% of Wabco Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.4% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Wabco Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Wabco Holdings and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Wabco Holdings $2.81 billion $223.00 million 27.16
Wabco Holdings Competitors $4.89 billion $73.89 million 168.37

Wabco Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Wabco Holdings. Wabco Holdings 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.

Profitability

This table compares Wabco Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wabco Holdings 9.75% 38.93% 10.53%
Wabco Holdings Competitors 3.71% 14.28% 4.26%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Wabco Holdings and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wabco Holdings 0 4 11 0 2.73
Wabco Holdings Competitors 167 871 942 17 2.41

Wabco Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $159.36, suggesting a potential upside of 5.91%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 2.52%. Given Wabco Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Wabco Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Wabco Holdings has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wabco Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.43, indicating that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Wabco Holdings beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Wabco Holdings

WABCO Holdings Inc. is a supplier of electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical and aerodynamic products for various manufacturers of commercial trucks, buses and trailers, as well as passenger cars. The Company engineers, develops, manufactures and sells braking, stability, suspension and transmission automation and air management systems primarily for commercial vehicles. Its products are pneumatic anti-lock braking systems, electronic braking systems, electronic stability control systems, brake controls, automated manual transmission systems, air disc brakes, and a range of conventional mechanical products, such as actuators, air compressors and air control valves for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and trailers. The Company’s products also include air compressor and air processing/air management system; electronic and conventional air suspension systems; transmission automation; roll stability support; advanced driver assistance systems, and fleet management solutions.

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