Horiba (HRIBF) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Review

Horiba (OTCMKTS: HRIBF) is one of 24 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Horiba to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Horiba has a beta of 2.1, meaning that its stock price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Horiba’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, meaning that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.9% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Horiba and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Horiba N/A N/A N/A
Horiba Competitors -211.21% -3,010.19% -16.76%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Horiba and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Horiba $1.57 billion N/A 19.88
Horiba Competitors $1.09 billion $107.39 million 21.28

Horiba has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Horiba 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Horiba and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Horiba 0 0 0 0 N/A
Horiba Competitors 98 715 1089 45 2.56

As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 14.98%. Given Horiba’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Horiba has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Horiba beats its rivals on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

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