Head-To-Head Review: Environmental Tectonics (ETCC) and Its Competitors

Environmental Tectonics (OTCMKTS:ETCCGet Rating) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Environmental Tectonics to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Environmental Tectonics and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Environmental Tectonics -5.25% N/A N/A
Environmental Tectonics Competitors -72.70% -120.06% -7.12%

Risk & Volatility

Environmental Tectonics has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Environmental Tectonics’ competitors have a beta of 0.55, suggesting that their average share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.0% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 74.8% of Environmental Tectonics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by company 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Environmental Tectonics and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Environmental Tectonics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Environmental Tectonics Competitors 38 424 894 30 2.66

As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 56.43%. Given Environmental Tectonics’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Environmental Tectonics has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Environmental Tectonics and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Environmental Tectonics $19.13 million $1.81 million -8.60
Environmental Tectonics Competitors $671.27 million $23.76 million 0.66

Environmental Tectonics’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Environmental Tectonics. Environmental Tectonics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

About Environmental Tectonics

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Environmental Tectonics Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an engineered solutions company in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Aerospace Solutions (Aerospace) and Commercial/Industrial Systems (CIS). The company's Aerospace segment engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of aircrew training systems to commercial, governmental, and military defense agencies; training devices, including altitude and multiplace chambers to governmental and military defense agencies, and civil aviation organizations; and advanced disaster management simulators to governmental organizations, original equipment manufacturers, fire and emergency training schools, universities, and airports, as well as provides integrated logistics support services. Its CIS segment is involved in the design, manufacture, and sale of steam and gas sterilizers to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as universities; and environmental testing and simulation systems primarily to commercial automotive, as well as to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning manufacturers. This segment also provides parts, as well as upgrade, maintenance, and repair services. The company markets its products through independent sales representatives and distributors. Environmental Tectonics Corporation was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

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