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

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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary 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 194 972 1249 8 2.44

Atkore International Group presently has a consensus target price of $23.67, indicating a potential upside of 10.44%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 7.89%. Given Atkore International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than its peers.

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 & Earnings

This table compares Atkore International Group and its peers 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 17.01
Atkore International Group Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million -126,366.79

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

Summary

Atkore International Group beats its peers 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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