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

Risk & Volatility

IPG Photonics Corporation has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IPG Photonics Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IPG Photonics Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
IPG Photonics Corporation $1.20 billion $515.19 million 31.38
IPG Photonics Corporation Competitors $895.26 million $186.21 million 10.45

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.1% of IPG Photonics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by institutional investors. 33.8% of IPG Photonics Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares IPG Photonics Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IPG Photonics Corporation 26.84% 19.75% 17.31%
IPG Photonics Corporation Competitors 1.96% -2.15% 0.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for IPG Photonics Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IPG Photonics Corporation 0 3 5 0 2.63
IPG Photonics Corporation Competitors 99 350 506 6 2.44

IPG Photonics Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $150.00, suggesting a potential downside of 19.94%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential upside of 3.05%. Given IPG Photonics Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe IPG Photonics Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

IPG Photonics Corporation beats its peers on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About IPG Photonics Corporation

IPG Photonics Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of a line of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, diode lasers, laser systems and optical accessories that are used for various applications. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications. Its products are designed to be used as general-purpose energy or light sources. Its product line includes High-Power Ytterbium CW (1,000-100,000 Watts), Mid-Power Ytterbium CW (100-999 Watts), Pulsed Ytterbium (0.1 to 200 Watts), Pulsed and CW, Quasi-CW Ytterbium (100-4,500 Watts), Erbium Amplifiers and Transceivers.

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