Atkore International Group (NASDAQ: ATKR) and Hubbell (NYSE:HUBB) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
85.2% of Hubbell shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Hubbell shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Atkore International Group and Hubbell’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Atkore International Group||6.91%||33.89%||10.27%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Atkore International Group and Hubbell’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Atkore International Group||$1.52 billion||0.81||$213.86 million||N/A||N/A|
|Hubbell||$3.56 billion||1.77||$606.70 million||$5.28||21.79|
Hubbell has higher revenue and earnings than Atkore International Group.
Hubbell pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Atkore International Group does not pay a dividend. Hubbell pays out 53.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Atkore International Group and Hubbell, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Atkore International Group||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Atkore International Group currently has a consensus target price of $21.67, suggesting a potential upside of 13.14%. Hubbell has a consensus target price of $122.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.06%. Given Atkore International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than Hubbell.
Hubbell beats Atkore International Group on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Atkore International Group Company Profile
Atkore International Group Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical raceway products. The Company’s products are primarily offered for non-residential construction and renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical Raceway and MP&S. Through the electrical raceway segment, it manufactures products that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet. The Company’s electrical raceway segment products include electrical conduit, armored cable, cable trays, mounting systems and fittings. Through the MP&S segment, it provides products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a range of structures, equipment and systems in electrical, industrial and construction applications. The Company’s MP&S segment products include metal framing products and in-line galvanized mechanical tube.
Hubbell Company Profile
Hubbell Incorporated is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of electrical and electronic products for a range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. The Company’s segments include Electrical and the Power. The Electrical segment consists of businesses that sell stock and custom products, including standard and special application wiring device products, rough-in electrical products, lighting fixtures and controls, components and assemblies for the natural gas distribution market, as well as other electrical equipment. In addition, certain businesses design and manufacture a range of high voltage test and measurement equipment, industrial controls and communication systems used in the non-residential and industrial markets. The Power segment consists of operations that design and manufacture various distribution, transmission, substation and telecommunications products primarily used by the electrical utility industry.
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