GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is one of 47 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare GrafTech International to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for GrafTech International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|GrafTech International Competitors||225||1031||1328||11||2.43|
As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 2.29%. Given GrafTech International’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GrafTech International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares GrafTech International and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GrafTech International Competitors||$3.13 billion||$232.52 million||1,191.77|
GrafTech International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than GrafTech International. GrafTech International 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.
This table compares GrafTech International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|GrafTech International Competitors||-2.89%||7.31%||2.57%|
GrafTech International peers beat GrafTech International on 8 of the 8 factors compared.
About GrafTech International
GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) is a manufacturer of graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace (EAF) steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Company produces needle coke products, which are the primary raw material needed in the manufacture of graphite electrodes. The Company manufactures carbon, graphite and semi-graphite refractory products, which protect the walls of blast furnaces and submerged arc furnaces. The Company’s operating segments include: Industrial Materials, which include graphite electrodes, refractory products and needle coke products, and Engineered Solutions, which includes advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials. The Company has seven product categories: graphite electrodes, refractory products, needle coke products, advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials.
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