Atkore International Group (NYSE: ATKR) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Atkore International Group to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atkore International Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Atkore International Group $1.50 billion $84.63 million 16.83
Atkore International Group Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million -123,821.53

Atkore International Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Atkore International Group. Atkore International Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Volatility and Risk

Atkore International Group has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atkore International Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Atkore International Group and its competitors’ 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 -3.37% 6.18% 2.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Atkore International Group and its competitors, 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 197 983 1266 8 2.44

Atkore International Group presently has a consensus target price of $23.67, suggesting a potential upside of 11.58%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 8.34%. Given Atkore International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Atkore International Group beats its competitors on 9 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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