Comparing Transcat (NASDAQ:TRNS) & Its Competitors

Transcat (NASDAQ: TRNS) is one of 64 public companies in the “MISC TECHNOLOGY” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Transcat to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Transcat and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Transcat $143.90 million $4.52 million 23.01
Transcat Competitors $2.21 billion $417.03 million 40.31

Transcat’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Transcat. Transcat 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Transcat and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transcat 0 0 3 0 3.00
Transcat Competitors 320 1748 3348 147 2.60

Transcat presently has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 27.80%. As a group, “MISC TECHNOLOGY” companies have a potential upside of 14.19%. Given Transcat’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Transcat is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Transcat has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transcat’s rivals have a beta of 0.89, meaning that their average stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transcat 3.24% 10.03% 4.94%
Transcat Competitors 2.64% 2.57% 5.18%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.2% of Transcat shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of shares of all “MISC TECHNOLOGY” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of Transcat shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “MISC TECHNOLOGY” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Transcat rivals beat Transcat on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Transcat Company Profile

Transcat, Inc. is a provider of calibration and laboratory instrument services and a distributor of professional grade test, measurement and control instrumentation. The Company conducts its business through two segments: service (Service) and distribution (Distribution). Through the Service segment, the Company offers calibration, repair, inspection, analytical qualifications, preventative maintenance and other related services, a majority of which are processed through its asset management system, CalTrak (CalTrak). Through its Distribution segment, the Company markets, sells and rents national brand instruments to customers around the globe. The Company is focused on providing its services and products to the life science industries, which include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated businesses.

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