Bodycote (BYPLF) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Review

Bodycote (OTCMKTS: BYPLF) is one of 20 public companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Bodycote to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Bodycote has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bodycote’s peers have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Bodycote and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bodycote 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bodycote Competitors 101 410 831 27 2.57

As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 24.10%. Given Bodycote’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bodycote has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bodycote and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bodycote $814.32 million N/A 25.08
Bodycote Competitors $2.33 billion $291.56 million -18.60

Bodycote’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Bodycote. Bodycote 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.0% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bodycote N/A N/A N/A
Bodycote Competitors -6.87% 3.26% 0.78%


Bodycote peers beat Bodycote on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

Bodycote Company Profile

Bodycote plc provides thermal processing services worldwide. The company operates in two business areas, Aerospace, Defence & Energy; and Automotive & General Industrial. It offers heat treatment services, including altering the microstructure of metals and alloys, such as steel and aluminum to impart properties comprising surface hardness, temperature resistance, ductility, and strength; metal joining services consisting of electron beam welding, and vacuum and honeycomb brazing; and Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, including HIP product fabrication, isostatic pressing, and HIP supporting services. The company also provides surface technologies, which are used to prolong the working life of components and protect from environmental factors, such as corrosion and abrasion. Its surface technologies include specialized plasma spray, high velocity oxygen fuel, and thermo-chemically formed coatings to enhance wear resistance. It serves aerospace and defense, energy, automotive, and general industrial markets. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Macclesfield, the United Kingdom.

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