Edgen Group (NYSE: EDG) is one of 52 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Edgen Group to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.
Insider & Institutional 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 is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Edgen Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Edgen Group Competitors||$3.33 billion||$240.04 million||445.36|
Edgen Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Edgen Group. Edgen Group 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.
This table compares Edgen Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Edgen Group Competitors||4.33%||-45.53%||5.38%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Edgen Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Edgen Group Competitors||313||1755||1888||20||2.41|
As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 0.15%. Given Edgen Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Edgen Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Edgen Group rivals 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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