Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is one of 46 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Regal Beloit Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Regal Beloit Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regal Beloit Corporation 6.29% 9.88% 4.79%
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors -3.11% 5.25% 2.19%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Regal Beloit Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regal Beloit Corporation 0 6 3 0 2.33
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors 256 1039 1228 13 2.39

Regal Beloit Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $81.40, suggesting a potential upside of 5.65%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 5.76%. Given Regal Beloit Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Regal Beloit Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.2% of Regal Beloit Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Regal Beloit Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% 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.

Dividends

Regal Beloit Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Regal Beloit Corporation pays out 23.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 45.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Regal Beloit Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Regal Beloit Corporation has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regal Beloit Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Regal Beloit Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Regal Beloit Corporation $3.25 billion $469.10 million 17.01
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors $1.91 billion $302.41 million -35.04

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

Summary

Regal Beloit Corporation beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Regal Beloit Corporation

Regal Beloit Corporation is a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products. The Company operates through three segments: the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment, with its principal line of business in medium and large electric motors, power generation products, high-performance drives and controls and capacitors; the Climate Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in small motors, controls and air moving products, and the Power Transmission Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in power transmission gearing, hydraulic pump drives, open gearing and specialty mechanical products which control motion and torque. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors and end users. It operates distribution facilities in Plainfield, Indiana; McAllen, Texas; LaVergne, Tennessee, and Florence, Kentucky.

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