Head-To-Head Survey: Atkore International Group (ATKR) and CAE (CAE)

Atkore International Group (NYSE: ATKR) and CAE (NYSE:CAE) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Atkore International Group and CAE, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atkore International Group 0 1 3 0 2.75
CAE 0 2 2 0 2.50

Atkore International Group currently has a consensus price target of $23.75, suggesting a potential upside of 13.91%. CAE has a consensus price target of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.18%. Given CAE’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CAE is more favorable than Atkore International Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Atkore International Group and CAE’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atkore International Group $1.50 billion 0.65 $84.63 million $1.27 16.42
CAE $2.06 billion 2.48 $191.59 million $0.79 24.18

CAE has higher revenue and earnings than Atkore International Group. Atkore International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CAE, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

51.3% of CAE shares are owned by institutional investors. 68.8% of Atkore International Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of CAE shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Atkore International Group has a beta of 1.71, meaning that its stock price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CAE has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Atkore International Group and CAE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atkore International Group 7.14% 40.89% 9.98%
CAE 11.31% 13.03% 5.20%

Dividends

CAE pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Atkore International Group does not pay a dividend. CAE pays out 36.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CAE has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

CAE beats Atkore International Group on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Atkore International Group

Atkore International Group Inc. manufactures and distributes electrical raceway products in the United States and internationally. The company's electrical raceway products include electrical conduits and fittings, armored cable and fittings, cable trays and mounting systems, and fittings for the non-residential construction, renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction, and industrial markets. It also offers MP&S products comprising metal framing and fittings, mechanical pipes, flexible sprinkler drops, and barbed tapes, as well as construction services for the construction and industrial markets. The company offers its products under the Allied Tube & Conduit, AFC Cable Systems, Heritage Plastics, Unistrut, Power-Strut, and Cope and Calpipe, as well as other sub-brands. Atkore International Group Inc. serves a group of end markets, including new construction; maintenance, repair, and remodel, as well as infrastructure; diversified industrials; alternative power generation; healthcare; data centers; and government through electrical, industrial, and specialty distributors, as well as original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Harvey, Illinois.

About CAE

CAE Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies simulation equipment worldwide. It operates in three segments: Civil Aviation Training Solutions, Defence and Security, and Healthcare. The Civil Aviation Training Solutions segment provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance, and ground personnel in commercial, business, and helicopter aviation; flight simulation training devices; and ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services. The Defence and Security segment operates as a training systems integrator for defense forces in the air, land, and naval domains, as well as for government organizations responsible for public safety. The Healthcare segment designs, manufactures, and markets simulators; offers audiovisual and simulation center management solutions; and develops courseware and offers services for training of medical and allied healthcare students, as well as clinicians in educational institutions, hospitals, and defense organizations. The company was formerly known as CAE Industries Ltd. and changed its name to CAE Inc. in June 1993. CAE Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Canada.

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