Analyzing GrafTech International (GTI) and Its Competitors

GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is one of 44 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare GrafTech International to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GrafTech International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech International N/A N/A -0.02
GrafTech International Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million 1,114.86

GrafTech International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than GrafTech International. GrafTech 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrafTech International -13.82% -9.99% -5.32%
GrafTech International Competitors -3.79% 5.96% 2.03%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for GrafTech International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GrafTech International Competitors 203 1001 1289 11 2.44

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 3.14%. Given GrafTech International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GrafTech International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

GrafTech International competitors beat GrafTech International on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About GrafTech International

GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) is a manufacturer of graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace (EAF) steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Company produces needle coke products, which are the primary raw material needed in the manufacture of graphite electrodes. The Company manufactures carbon, graphite and semi-graphite refractory products, which protect the walls of blast furnaces and submerged arc furnaces. The Company’s operating segments include: Industrial Materials, which include graphite electrodes, refractory products and needle coke products, and Engineered Solutions, which includes advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials. The Company has seven product categories: graphite electrodes, refractory products, needle coke products, advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials.

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