John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare John Bean Technologies Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Dividends

John Bean Technologies Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. John Bean Technologies Corporation pays out 15.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 33.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. John Bean Technologies Corporation has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares John Bean Technologies Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
John Bean Technologies Corporation 5.32% 29.18% 6.95%
John Bean Technologies Corporation Competitors -24.06% 10.33% 4.19%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.3% of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares John Bean Technologies Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
John Bean Technologies Corporation $1.49 billion $166.80 million 40.14
John Bean Technologies Corporation Competitors $696.15 million $107.93 million 50.20

John Bean Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. John Bean Technologies Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for John Bean Technologies Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
John Bean Technologies Corporation 0 2 5 0 2.71
John Bean Technologies Corporation Competitors 46 295 295 8 2.41

John Bean Technologies Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $99.33, indicating a potential downside of 4.44%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 6.75%. Given John Bean Technologies Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe John Bean Technologies Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

John Bean Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, John Bean Technologies Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.52, meaning that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

John Bean Technologies Corporation beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

John Bean Technologies Corporation Company Profile

John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) is a technology solutions provider to the segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods and automated system solutions. It operates through two segments: JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech. The JBT FoodTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically food processing systems used for fruit juice production, frozen food production, in-container food production, automated systems and convenience food preparation by the food industry. The product offerings of its FoodTech businesses include Protein, Liquid Foods and Automated Systems. The JBT AeroTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically airport ground support and gate equipment and provides services for airport authorities; airlines, airfreight, and ground handling companies; the defense contractors, and other industries. The product offerings of its AeroTech businesses include Mobile Equipment, Fixed Equipment and Airport Services.

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