GrafTech International (GTI) & The Competition Head to Head Survey

GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is one of 45 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare GrafTech International to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for GrafTech International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GrafTech International Competitors 221 1025 1324 10 2.44

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 2.36%. Given GrafTech International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GrafTech International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.0% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares GrafTech International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrafTech International -13.82% -9.99% -5.32%
GrafTech International Competitors -3.08% 8.87% 2.70%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GrafTech International and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech International N/A N/A -1.83
GrafTech International Competitors $3.27 billion $243.41 million 1,283.46

GrafTech International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than GrafTech International. GrafTech International 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.

Summary

GrafTech International competitors beat GrafTech International on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

GrafTech International Company Profile

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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