Barnes Group (NYSE: B) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Barnes Group to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Dividends

Barnes Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Barnes Group pays out 19.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Barnes Group has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.4% of Barnes Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.6% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of Barnes Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Barnes Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Barnes Group 0 3 3 0 2.50
Barnes Group Competitors 296 1713 1836 19 2.41

Barnes Group presently has a consensus target price of $65.60, indicating a potential upside of 0.99%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 1.28%. Given Barnes Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Barnes Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Barnes Group has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barnes Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.23, indicating that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Barnes Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Barnes Group $1.23 billion $135.60 million 22.87
Barnes Group Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 482.85

Barnes Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Barnes Group. Barnes Group 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Barnes Group 11.20% 12.44% 6.96%
Barnes Group Competitors 4.01% -45.78% 5.19%

Summary

Barnes Group beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Barnes Group

Barnes Group Inc. is an industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a range of end markets and customers. The Company’s engineered products, industrial technologies, and solutions are used in applications that provide transportation, manufacturing, healthcare products and technology to the world. Its segments include Industrial and Aerospace. The Industrial segment is engaged in the manufacturing of precision parts, products and systems for applications serving a customer base in end-markets, such as transportation, industrial equipment, consumer products, packaging, electronics, medical devices and energy. The Industrial segment includes the Molding Solutions, Nitrogen Gas Products and Engineered Components business units. The Aerospace segment includes the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business and the aftermarket business, which includes maintenance repair and overhaul services and the manufacture and delivery of aerospace aftermarket spare parts.

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