Barnes Group (NYSE: B) is one of 50 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Barnes Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

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 3.84% -47.23% 5.11%

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 37.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Barnes Group has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Barnes Group and its rivals, as reported 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 290 1679 1821 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 1.26%. Given Barnes Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Barnes Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Barnes Group has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barnes Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.24, meaning that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Barnes Group and its rivals gross 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 493.97

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.

Summary

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

Barnes Group Company Profile

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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