Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP) is one of 43 public companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Precision Castparts to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Dividends

Precision Castparts pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Precision Castparts pays out 1.3% 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.3% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Precision Castparts and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Precision Castparts N/A N/A 24.65
Precision Castparts Competitors $8.89 billion $721.62 million 198.63

Precision Castparts’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Precision Castparts. Precision Castparts 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Precision Castparts and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Precision Castparts 0 0 0 0 N/A
Precision Castparts Competitors 486 2213 2421 89 2.41

As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 14.17%. Given Precision Castparts’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Precision Castparts has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Precision Castparts and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Precision Castparts 15.17% 12.16% 6.86%
Precision Castparts Competitors -6.52% 22.41% 3.44%

Summary

Precision Castparts rivals beat Precision Castparts on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

Precision Castparts Company Profile

Precision Castparts Corp. is a manufacturer of metal components and products. The Company has three business segments: Investment Cast Products, Forged Products and Airframe Products. The Company’s Investment Cast Products segment manufactures investment castings and provides related investment casting materials and alloys, for aircraft engines, industrial gas turbine (IGT) engines, airframes, armaments, medical prostheses, unmanned aerial vehicles and other industrial applications. The Company’s Forged Products segment manufactures forged components from titanium and nickel-based alloys, and nickel, titanium and cobalt-based alloys for aerospace and non-aerospace markets, which include products for oil and gas, chemical processing and pollution control applications. The Company’s Airframe Products segment manufactures fasteners, fastener systems, fluid fittings, aerostructures and precision components, primarily for aerospace applications.

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