Newport (NEWP) versus Its Rivals Head to Head Contrast

Newport (NASDAQ: NEWP) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Newport to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Newport and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Newport 0 0 0 0 N/A
Newport Competitors 311 1750 1880 20 2.41

As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.03%. Given Newport’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Newport has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Newport and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Newport N/A N/A 29.47
Newport Competitors $3.33 billion $240.04 million 435.25

Newport’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Newport. Newport is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Newport and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Newport 6.37% 10.63% 6.60%
Newport Competitors 4.20% -45.63% 5.28%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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 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

Newport rivals beat Newport on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Newport Company Profile

Newport Corporation is a supplier of technology products and systems. The Company offers its products and services to a range of industries, including scientific research, microelectronics, defense and security, life and health sciences, and industrial markets. The Company operates through three business segments: Photonics Group, which includes photonics instruments and systems, vibration isolation systems and subsystems, precision positioning systems and subsystems, optical components for research applications, optical hardware, and three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment; Lasers Group, which offers a portfolio of laser technology products and services, including ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and high-energy pulsed lasers and tunable lasers, and Optics Group, which offers precision optics and lens assemblies, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings.

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