Albany International Corporation (AIN) versus Its Peers Critical Survey

Albany International Corporation (NYSE: AIN) is one of 20 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Albany International Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Albany International Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Albany International Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Albany International Corporation Competitors 52 323 335 10 2.42

Albany International Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $52.00, indicating a potential downside of 15.17%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 6.27%. Given Albany International Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Albany International Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Albany International Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Albany International Corporation $779.84 million $52.73 million 46.09
Albany International Corporation Competitors $666.74 million $40.55 million 92.45

Albany International Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Albany International Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Albany International Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Albany International Corporation 5.06% 9.24% 3.83%
Albany International Corporation Competitors -19.77% 10.45% 4.45%

Volatility & Risk

Albany International Corporation has a beta of 1.72, suggesting that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albany International Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.62, suggesting that their average stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.9% of Albany International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of Albany International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies 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.

Dividends

Albany International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Albany International Corporation pays out 51.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 18.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Albany International Corporation has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Albany International Corporation peers beat Albany International Corporation on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Albany International Corporation Company Profile

Albany International Corp. is focused on textiles and materials processing business. The Company operates through two segments: Machine Clothing and Albany Engineered Composites. The Company’s Machine Clothing segment supplies permeable and impermeable belts used in the manufacture of paper, paperboard, nonwovens, fiber cement and various other industrial applications. The Machine Clothing segment also supplies customized, consumable fabrics used in the manufacturing process in the pulp, corrugator, nonwovens, fiber cement, building products, and tannery and textile industries. Its Albany Engineered Composites segment includes Albany Safran Composites, LLC (ASC), in which its customer SAFRAN Group owns interest and provides engineered composite structures based on its technology to customers in the aerospace and defense industries.

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