Horiba (HRIBF) and The Competition Financial Contrast

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.0% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations 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 15.23%. Given Horiba’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Horiba has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

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 -226.56% -30.53% -15.99%

Volatility and Risk

Horiba has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its share price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Horiba’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Horiba and its rivals gross 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 $107.48 million 21.52

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.

Summary

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

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