Analyzing Vishay Precision Group (VPG) and The Competition
Vishay Precision Group (NYSE: VPG) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Vishay Precision Group to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Vishay Precision Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Vishay Precision Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Vishay Precision Group Competitors||93||492||544||17||2.42|
Vishay Precision Group currently has a consensus target price of $23.00, suggesting a potential downside of 5.15%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 21.61%. Given Vishay Precision Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vishay Precision Group is more favorable than its rivals.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Vishay Precision Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vishay Precision Group||$232.41 million||$31.01 million||33.68|
|Vishay Precision Group Competitors||$499.43 million||$99.03 million||-4.17|
Vishay Precision Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Vishay Precision Group. Vishay Precision Group 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.
This table compares Vishay Precision Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Vishay Precision Group||4.16%||7.25%||4.63%|
|Vishay Precision Group Competitors||-5.44%||1.56%||-1.26%|
Volatility & Risk
Vishay Precision Group has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vishay Precision Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.82, meaning that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
86.5% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Vishay Precision Group beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
Vishay Precision Group Company Profile
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of sensors and sensor-based measurement systems, as well as specialty resistors and strain gages. The Company operates through three business segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems. Its Foil Technology Products segment includes foil resistor and strain gage operating segments. The Foil Technology Products segment’s brands include Alpha Electronics, Micro-Measurements, Powertron and Vishay Foil Resistors. The Force Sensors segment includes load cells and force measurement transducers that are offered as precision sensors for industrial and commercial use. The Weighing and Control Systems segment designs and manufactures systems that consists of load cells and instrumentation for weighing and force control/measurement for a range of uses, including on-board weighing and overload monitor systems. The segment’s brands include BLH Nobel, KELK and VPG Onboard Weighing.
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