Edgen Group (NYSE: EDG) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Edgen Group to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This table compares Edgen Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Edgen Group Competitors||3.96%||-47.22%||5.15%|
80.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Edgen Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Edgen Group Competitors||287||1696||1838||19||2.41|
As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.83%. Given Edgen Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Edgen Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Edgen Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Edgen Group Competitors||$3.33 billion||$240.04 million||493.87|
Edgen Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Edgen Group. Edgen Group 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.
Edgen Group peers beat Edgen Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
Edgen Group Company Profile
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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