Head to Head Comparison: Newport (NEWP) & Its Peers

Newport (NASDAQ: NEWP) is one of 52 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Newport to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Newport and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Newport 6.37% 10.63% 6.60%
Newport Competitors 4.65% -45.45% 5.43%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.9% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Newport and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Newport N/A N/A N/A
Newport Competitors $3.51 billion $285.53 million 354.95

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Newport and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Newport 0 0 0 0 N/A
Newport Competitors 318 1791 1947 22 2.41

As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 7.07%.

Summary

Newport peers beat Newport on 4 of the 7 factors compared.

About Newport

Newport Corporation is a supplier of technology products and systems. The Company offers its products and services to a range of industries, including scientific research, microelectronics, defense and security, life and health sciences, and industrial markets. The Company operates through three business segments: Photonics Group, which includes photonics instruments and systems, vibration isolation systems and subsystems, precision positioning systems and subsystems, optical components for research applications, optical hardware, and three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment; Lasers Group, which offers a portfolio of laser technology products and services, including ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and high-energy pulsed lasers and tunable lasers, and Optics Group, which offers precision optics and lens assemblies, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings.

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