Financial Contrast: BTU International (NASDAQ:BTUI) and Its Competitors

BTU International (NASDAQ: BTUI) is one of 28 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare BTU International to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares BTU International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BTU International N/A N/A N/A
BTU International Competitors -5.45% 2.60% -1.01%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for BTU International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BTU International 0 0 0 0 N/A
BTU International Competitors 56 418 516 11 2.48

As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 26.51%. Given BTU International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BTU International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

BTU International has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BTU International’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BTU International and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BTU International N/A N/A -5.95
BTU International Competitors $533.28 million $58.26 million 131.57

BTU International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BTU International. BTU International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

BTU International competitors beat BTU International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About BTU International

BTU International, Inc. (BTU) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, alternative energy, automotive and other industries. The Company operates as a single business segment called Thermal Processing Capital Equipment. It is engaged in the supply of solder reflow systems used for surface mount applications in printed circuit board assembly. The Company’s thermal processing equipment is used in low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging and sealing, and processing multi-chip modules. In addition, the equipment is used for solar cell processing, sintering nuclear fuel for commercial power generation, as well as brazing and the sintering of ceramics and powdered metals. Its alternative energy business addresses two markets, the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuels.

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