Head to Head Comparison: ARC Group WorldWide (ARCW) & Barnes Group (B)

ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ: ARCW) and Barnes Group (NYSE:B) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.


This table compares ARC Group WorldWide and Barnes Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ARC Group WorldWide -25.99% -33.33% -11.25%
Barnes Group 4.12% 12.17% 6.70%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.2% of ARC Group WorldWide shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.7% of Barnes Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of ARC Group WorldWide shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of Barnes Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ARC Group WorldWide and Barnes Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ARC Group WorldWide $99.07 million 0.54 -$10.19 million N/A N/A
Barnes Group $1.44 billion 2.16 $59.41 million $2.88 20.46

Barnes Group has higher revenue and earnings than ARC Group WorldWide.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ARC Group WorldWide and Barnes Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARC Group WorldWide 0 0 0 0 N/A
Barnes Group 0 3 2 0 2.40

Barnes Group has a consensus target price of $66.40, indicating a potential upside of 12.68%. Given Barnes Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Barnes Group is more favorable than ARC Group WorldWide.


Barnes Group pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. ARC Group WorldWide does not pay a dividend. Barnes Group pays out 22.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Barnes Group has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

ARC Group WorldWide has a beta of 3.25, indicating that its stock price is 225% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barnes Group has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Barnes Group beats ARC Group WorldWide on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ARC Group WorldWide

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. provides metal injection molding and metal 3D printing solutions worldwide. It operates in three segments: Precision Components Group, Stamping Group, and 3DMT Group. The Precision Components Group segment provides engineered precision metal components using processes consisting of metal injection molding; tooling products; and plastic injection molding products. This segment serves industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer durables, electronic devices, firearms and defense, and medical and dental devices. The Stamping Group segment engages in precision metal stamping business that offers value-added secondary design and production processing. The 3DMT Group segment provides 3D printing, including metal 3D printing solutions; and additives. ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Deland, Florida.

About Barnes Group

Barnes Group Inc. operates as an industrial and aerospace manufacturer, and service provider in the United States and internationally. Its Industrial segment offers precision components, products, and systems for applications serving various customers in end-markets, such as transportation, industrial equipment, consumer products, packaging, electronics, medical devices, and energy. This segment also manufactures and supplies precision mechanical products, including mechanical springs, high-precision punched and fine-blanked components, and retention rings; force and motion solutions for sheet metal forming, heavy duty suspension, and other markets; and hot runner systems, mold cavity sensors and process control systems, and precision high cavitation mold for injection molding applications. The company's Aerospace segment produces fabricated and precision-machined components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturer turbine engine, airframe, and industrial gas turbine builders, as well as for the military. It also offers maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for jet engine components to turbine engine manufacturers, commercial airlines, and the military. In addition, this segment manufactures aerospace aftermarket spare parts. The company sells its products primarily through its direct sales force and distribution channels. Barnes Group Inc. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut.

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