Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison

Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE: SPB) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Spectrum Brands Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Volatility and Risk



Spectrum Brands Holdings has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spectrum Brands Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.5% of Spectrum Brands Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Spectrum Brands Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Spectrum Brands Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spectrum Brands Holdings 5.87% 17.46% 4.45%
Spectrum Brands Holdings Competitors -3.49% 5.80% 2.19%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Spectrum Brands Holdings and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Spectrum Brands Holdings $4.94 billion $865.80 million 22.08
Spectrum Brands Holdings Competitors $1.86 billion $293.26 million -210,205.76

Spectrum Brands Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Spectrum Brands Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Spectrum Brands Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Spectrum Brands Holdings pays out 34.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 44.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Spectrum Brands Holdings has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Spectrum Brands Holdings is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Spectrum Brands Holdings and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spectrum Brands Holdings 0 1 8 0 2.89
Spectrum Brands Holdings Competitors 190 926 1217 7 2.44

Spectrum Brands Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $142.29, suggesting a potential upside of 31.54%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.21%. Given Spectrum Brands Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Spectrum Brands Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Spectrum Brands Holdings beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Spectrum Brands Holdings

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (SB Holdings) is a diversified global consumer products company. The Company manufactures, markets and/or distributes its products in approximately 160 countries in the North America (NA); Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Latin America (LATAM), and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. It has five segments: Global Batteries & Appliances (GBA), Global Pet Supplies (PET), Home and Garden (H&G), Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) and Global Auto Care (GAC). The Company’s GBA segment includes product categories, such as consumer batteries, small appliances and personal care. The Company’s HHI segment includes product categories, such as lockset, plumbing and hardware. The Company’s PET segment’s product categories include aquatics, companion animal and pet food. The Company’s H&G segment’s product categories include controls, household and repellents. The Company’s GAC segment’s product categories include appearance, performance and A/C recharge.

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