Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) is one of 29 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Perceptron to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Perceptron and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Perceptron $77.95 million $5.79 million -769.00
Perceptron Competitors $481.50 million $95.60 million 2.17

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Perceptron and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perceptron 0 0 1 0 3.00
Perceptron Competitors 49 400 500 9 2.49

Perceptron currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.04%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 21.61%. Given Perceptron’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Perceptron is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Perceptron has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perceptron’s rivals have a beta of 0.82, meaning that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.8% of Perceptron shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of Perceptron shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perceptron -0.22% 1.00% 0.58%
Perceptron Competitors -4.72% 2.86% -0.46%

Summary

Perceptron beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Perceptron Company Profile

Perceptron, Inc. develops, produces and sells a range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and three-dimensional (3D) scanning. The Company’s products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), laser scanning and advanced analysis software. The Company’s products are categorized as In-Line, Near-Line and Off-Line Measurement Solutions (Measurement Solutions); 3D Scanning Solutions, and Value Added Services. Its In-Line and Near-Line measurement solutions include AutoGauge, AutoFit, AutoScan, AutoGuide and Helix. Its Off-Line measurement solutions include Coord3 and TouchDMIS. Its 3D Scanning Solutions include ScanWorks, ScanR and WheelWorks. Its Value Added Services include training, field service, calibration, launch support services, maintenance agreements and repairs. The Company operates in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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