AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AVX Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

AVX Corporation has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AVX Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.02, meaning that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AVX Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
AVX Corporation $1.33 billion $249.57 million 23.39
AVX Corporation Competitors $895.26 million $186.21 million 10.25

AVX Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. AVX Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.4% of AVX Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of AVX Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares AVX Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AVX Corporation 9.46% 5.69% 5.10%
AVX Corporation Competitors 2.04% -1.99% 0.66%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for AVX Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AVX Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
AVX Corporation Competitors 98 349 502 6 2.44

AVX Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $16.75, indicating a potential downside of 4.50%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 1.32%. Given AVX Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AVX Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

AVX Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. AVX Corporation pays out 58.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 51.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. AVX Corporation has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

AVX Corporation rivals beat AVX Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

AVX Corporation Company Profile

AVX Corporation (AVX) is a manufacturer and supplier and reseller of a line of passive electronic components, interconnect devices and related products. AVX operates in three segments: Passive Components, Kyocera Electronic Devices (KED Resale) and Interconnect. The Passive Components segment consists of surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, surface mount and leaded tantalum capacitors, surface mount and leaded film capacitors, thick and thin film packages of multiple passive integrated components, thermistors, inductors and resistive products. The KED Resale segment consists of ceramic capacitors, frequency control devices, surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, sensor products, radio frequency (RF) modules, actuators, acoustic devices and connectors produced by Kyocera and resold by AVX. The Interconnect segment consists primarily of AVX Interconnect automotive, telecom and memory connectors manufactured by AVX Interconnect or purchased from other manufacturers for resale.

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