Novanta (NASDAQ: NOVT) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Novanta to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Novanta and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Novanta’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Novanta. Novanta 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.
Volatility and Risk
Novanta has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Novanta’s rivals have a beta of 1.01, meaning that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Novanta and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Novanta and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Novanta currently has a consensus price target of $54.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.35%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 1.64%. Given Novanta’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Novanta is more favorable than its rivals.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
76.8% of Novanta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.3% of Novanta shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Electronic Component” 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.
Novanta beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Novanta Inc., formerly GSI Group Inc., designs, develops, manufactures and sells precision photonic and motion control components and subsystems. The Company’s segments are Photonics, Vision and Precision Motion. The Photonics segment designs, manufactures and markets photonics-based solutions, including carbon dioxide (CO2) laser sources, laser scanning and laser beam delivery products, to customers around the world. The Vision Technologies segment designs, manufactures and markets a range of medical grade technologies, including visualization solutions, imaging informatics products, optical data collection and machine vision technologies, radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, and thermal printers, to customers around the world. The Company’s Precision Motion segment designs, manufactures and markets optical encoders, precision motors and other motion control technology, air bearing spindles and precision machined components to customers around the world.
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