SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPXC) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare SPX Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SPX Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SPX Corporation $1.43 billion $88.70 million -15.92
SPX Corporation Competitors $2.20 billion $347.24 million 23.80

SPX Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SPX Corporation. SPX Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for SPX Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPX Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
SPX Corporation Competitors 284 1629 1737 19 2.41

As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.48%. Given SPX Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SPX Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

SPX Corporation has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SPX Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.4% of SPX Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of SPX Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by 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 SPX Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPX Corporation -5.15% 32.10% 3.67%
SPX Corporation Competitors 1.29% 6.56% 4.52%

Summary

SPX Corporation competitors beat SPX Corporation on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About SPX Corporation

SPX Corporation is a global supplier of infrastructure equipment. The Company operates through three segments: HVAC; Detection and Measurement, and Engineered Solutions. The HVAC solutions offered by its businesses include package cooling towers, residential and commercial boilers, heating and ventilation products. Its detection and measurement product lines encompass underground pipe and cable locators, and inspection equipment. Within its power platform, it is a manufacturer of medium and large power transformers, as well as equipment for various types of power plant, including cooling equipment, heat exchangers and pollution control systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in approximately 15 countries.

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