Edgen Group (NYSE: EDG) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Edgen Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Edgen Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Edgen Group N/A N/A N/A
Edgen Group Competitors 4.07% -46.79% 5.29%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Edgen Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Edgen Group N/A N/A -7.14
Edgen Group Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 386.16

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Edgen Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Edgen Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Edgen Group Competitors 311 1747 1874 20 2.41

As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 0.02%. Given Edgen Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Edgen Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Edgen Group competitors beat Edgen Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Edgen Group

Edgen Group Inc. (Edgen Group) is a holding company. The Company is a distributor of specialty products to the energy sector, including highly engineered steel pipe, valves, quenched and tempered and high yield heavy plate and related components. Its segments include Energy and Infrastructure Products (E&I) and Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). The Company primarily serve customers that operate in the upstream (conventional and unconventional exploration, drilling and production of oil and natural gas in both onshore and offshore environments), midstream (gathering, processing, fractionation, transportation and storage of oil and natural gas) and downstream (refining and petrochemical applications) end markets for oil and natural gas. It also serves power generation, civil construction and mining applications. In December 2012, the Company, through its subsidiary acquired HSP Group Limited (HSP).

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