Vestas Wind System (OTCMKTS: VWDRY) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Vestas Wind System to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

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Vestas Wind System has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vestas Wind System’s competitors have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vestas Wind System and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vestas Wind System $11.24 billion $1.01 billion 15.17
Vestas Wind System Competitors $882.48 million $11.39 million 1.31

Vestas Wind System has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Vestas Wind System is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Vestas Wind System and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vestas Wind System 0 1 2 0 2.67
Vestas Wind System Competitors 419 1102 1370 80 2.37

As a group, “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies have a potential upside of 14.29%. Given Vestas Wind System’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vestas Wind System has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Vestas Wind System pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Vestas Wind System pays out 18.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 122.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Vestas Wind System shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Vestas Wind System and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vestas Wind System 9.00% 28.59% 8.85%
Vestas Wind System Competitors -180.56% -61.17% -10.35%

Summary

Vestas Wind System beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Vestas Wind System

Vestas Wind Systems A/S develops, manufactures, sells, and services wind turbines worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Project and Service. The Project segment sells wind power plants, wind turbines, etc. The Service segment engages in the sale of service contracts, spare parts, and related activities. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Aarhus, Denmark.

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