Arotech (NASDAQ: ARTX) is one of 25 public companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Arotech to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Arotech and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Arotech||$98.72 million||$3.83 million||20.94|
|Arotech Competitors||$793.44 million||$37.86 million||4.98|
Arotech’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Arotech. Arotech is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Arotech and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Arotech and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Arotech currently has a consensus price target of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 34.33%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 14.42%. Given Arotech’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Arotech is more favorable than its rivals.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
22.3% of Arotech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of Arotech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Arotech has a beta of 1.39, meaning that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arotech’s rivals have a beta of 0.76, meaning that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Arotech beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Arotech Company Profile
Arotech Corporation is a defense and security products and services company, engaged in providing interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets, and batteries and charging systems for the military, commercial and medical markets. The Company operates through two segments: Training and Simulation Division, and Power Systems Division. The Company’s Training and Simulation Division develops, manufactures and markets multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force training and operator training of military, law enforcement, security, emergency services and other personnel. The Company’s Power Systems Division provides battery solutions, energy management and power distribution technologies and product design and manufacturing services for the aerospace, defense, law enforcement, homeland security markets, and it manufactures and sells rechargeable batteries for defense and security products and medical and industrial applications.
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