Head-To-Head Review: Edgen Group (EDG) & Its Rivals

Edgen Group (NYSE: EDG) is one of 51 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Edgen Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Edgen Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Edgen Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Edgen Group Competitors 293 1728 1842 19 2.41

As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 2.15%. Given Edgen Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Edgen Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Edgen Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Edgen Group N/A N/A -0.04
Edgen Group Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 583.03

Edgen Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Edgen Group. Edgen Group 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.

Profitability

This table compares Edgen Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Edgen Group N/A N/A N/A
Edgen Group Competitors 4.25% -46.72% 5.37%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Edgen Group competitors beat Edgen Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Edgen Group

Edgen Group Inc. (Edgen Group) is a holding company. The Company is a distributor of specialty products to the energy sector, including highly engineered steel pipe, valves, quenched and tempered and high yield heavy plate and related components. Its segments include Energy and Infrastructure Products (E&I) and Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). The Company primarily serve customers that operate in the upstream (conventional and unconventional exploration, drilling and production of oil and natural gas in both onshore and offshore environments), midstream (gathering, processing, fractionation, transportation and storage of oil and natural gas) and downstream (refining and petrochemical applications) end markets for oil and natural gas. It also serves power generation, civil construction and mining applications. In December 2012, the Company, through its subsidiary acquired HSP Group Limited (HSP).

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