Analyzing GrafTech International (NYSE:GTI) & Its Peers

GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare GrafTech International to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.3% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech International N/A N/A -1.83
GrafTech International Competitors $3.19 billion $236.32 million 1,110.75

GrafTech International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than GrafTech International. GrafTech International 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrafTech International -13.82% -9.99% -5.32%
GrafTech International Competitors -3.46% 6.72% 2.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for GrafTech International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GrafTech International Competitors 223 1031 1340 12 2.44

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 12.57%. Given GrafTech International’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GrafTech International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

GrafTech International rivals beat GrafTech International on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About GrafTech International

GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) is a manufacturer of graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace (EAF) steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Company produces needle coke products, which are the primary raw material needed in the manufacture of graphite electrodes. The Company manufactures carbon, graphite and semi-graphite refractory products, which protect the walls of blast furnaces and submerged arc furnaces. The Company’s operating segments include: Industrial Materials, which include graphite electrodes, refractory products and needle coke products, and Engineered Solutions, which includes advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials. The Company has seven product categories: graphite electrodes, refractory products, needle coke products, advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials.

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