Albany International Corporation (AIN) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast

Albany International Corporation (NYSE: AIN) is one of 20 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Albany International Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Albany International Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Albany International Corporation $779.84 million $52.73 million 48.05
Albany International Corporation Competitors $667.84 million $40.81 million 92.37

Albany International Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Albany International Corporation 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.

Risk and Volatility

Albany International Corporation has a beta of 1.72, indicating that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albany International Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.62, indicating that their average stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.6% of Albany International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of Albany International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Albany International Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Albany International Corporation 5.06% 9.24% 3.83%
Albany International Corporation Competitors -19.53% 11.44% 4.82%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Albany International Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Albany International Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Albany International Corporation Competitors 52 323 338 11 2.43

Albany International Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $52.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.62%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 4.72%. Given Albany International Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Albany International Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Albany International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Albany International Corporation pays out 51.1% 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 18.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Albany International Corporation has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Albany International Corporation rivals beat Albany International Corporation on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Albany International Corporation Company Profile

Albany International Corp. is focused on textiles and materials processing business. The Company operates through two segments: Machine Clothing and Albany Engineered Composites. The Company’s Machine Clothing segment supplies permeable and impermeable belts used in the manufacture of paper, paperboard, nonwovens, fiber cement and various other industrial applications. The Machine Clothing segment also supplies customized, consumable fabrics used in the manufacturing process in the pulp, corrugator, nonwovens, fiber cement, building products, and tannery and textile industries. Its Albany Engineered Composites segment includes Albany Safran Composites, LLC (ASC), in which its customer SAFRAN Group owns interest and provides engineered composite structures based on its technology to customers in the aerospace and defense industries.

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