Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) is one of 41 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Arconic to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

Arconic pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Arconic pays out -15.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 35.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Arconic has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arconic’s peers have a beta of 1.08, indicating that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Arconic and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arconic -4.70% 9.71% 2.73%
Arconic Competitors -6.98% 23.21% 3.55%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Arconic and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Arconic $12.39 billion -$941.00 million -15.84
Arconic Competitors $8.89 billion $721.62 million 117.15

Arconic has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Arconic 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Arconic and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arconic 0 2 4 0 2.67
Arconic Competitors 453 2114 2338 89 2.41

Arconic presently has a consensus target price of $29.17, suggesting a potential upside of 15.83%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 13.01%. Given Arconic’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Arconic is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.7% of Arconic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.3% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Arconic shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Arconic peers beat Arconic on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Arconic

Arconic Inc., formerly Alcoa Inc., is engaged in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. The Company operates through three segments: Global Rolled Products, Engineered Products and Solutions, and Transportation and Construction Solutions. Its multi-material products, which include aluminum, titanium and nickel, are used around the world in markets, such as aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation and packaging. The Global Rolled Products segment produces a range of aluminum sheet and plate products for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, brazing and industrial markets. The Engineered Products and Solutions segment develops and manufactures products for the aerospace (commercial and defense), commercial transportation and power generation end markets. The Transportation and Construction Solutions segment produces products that are used in the non-residential building and construction and commercial transportation end markets.

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