Head-To-Head Analysis: Brunswick (BC) & Its Rivals

Brunswick (NYSE: BC) is one of 120 public companies in the “OTHER CONS DISC” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Brunswick to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Brunswick has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brunswick’s peers have a beta of -31.74, indicating that their average stock price is 3,274% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brunswick and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brunswick $4.51 billion $146.40 million 37.60
Brunswick Competitors $1.75 billion $91.09 million 24.81

Brunswick has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Brunswick is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.8% of Brunswick shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of shares of all “OTHER CONS DISC” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Brunswick shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of shares of all “OTHER CONS DISC” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Brunswick and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brunswick 0 2 13 0 2.87
Brunswick Competitors 435 2336 3496 148 2.52

Brunswick currently has a consensus target price of $69.07, suggesting a potential upside of 15.53%. As a group, “OTHER CONS DISC” companies have a potential upside of 14.44%. Given Brunswick’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Brunswick is more favorable than its peers.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brunswick 3.09% 22.52% 10.20%
Brunswick Competitors -7.86% 5.47% 2.70%


Brunswick pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Brunswick pays out 47.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “OTHER CONS DISC” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 33.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brunswick has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Brunswick lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


Brunswick beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Brunswick

Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories. Its boat offerings include: fiberglass pleasure boats; yachts and sport yachts; sport cruisers and sport boats; offshore fishing boats; aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats; pontoon boats; utility boats; deck boats; inflatable boats; and heavy-gauge aluminum boats. Its fitness products include cardiovascular and strength training equipment for both the commercial and consumer markets. It also sells products for active aging, rehabilitation, productive well-being, a complete line of billiards tables and other game room tables and accessories.

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