Atkore International Group (NYSE: ATKR) is one of 45 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Atkore International Group to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Atkore International Group has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atkore International Group’s peers have a beta of 1.22, meaning that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Atkore International Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atkore International Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Atkore International Group Competitors 194 971 1248 8 2.44

Atkore International Group currently has a consensus target price of $23.67, suggesting a potential upside of 12.43%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 7.61%. Given Atkore International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.0% of Atkore International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 68.8% of Atkore International Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Atkore International Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atkore International Group 5.63% 26.22% 7.73%
Atkore International Group Competitors -3.12% 6.57% 2.35%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atkore International Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Atkore International Group $1.50 billion $84.63 million 16.71
Atkore International Group Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million 1,068.38

Atkore International Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Atkore International Group. Atkore International Group 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.

Summary

Atkore International Group beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Atkore International Group Company Profile

Atkore International Group Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical raceway products. The Company’s products are primarily offered for non-residential construction and renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical Raceway and MP&S. Through the electrical raceway segment, it manufactures products that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet. The Company’s electrical raceway segment products include electrical conduit, armored cable, cable trays, mounting systems and fittings. Through the MP&S segment, it provides products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a range of structures, equipment and systems in electrical, industrial and construction applications. The Company’s MP&S segment products include metal framing products and in-line galvanized mechanical tube.

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