Hurco Companies (NASDAQ: HURC) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Process control instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Hurco Companies to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
79.4% of Hurco Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.3% of Hurco Companies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Hurco Companies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hurco Companies Competitors||5.50%||-4.20%||4.89%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Hurco Companies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hurco Companies||$243.67 million||$15.11 million||N/A|
|Hurco Companies Competitors||$2.23 billion||$306.42 million||25.20|
Hurco Companies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hurco Companies.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Hurco Companies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hurco Companies Competitors||57||426||824||17||2.60|
As a group, “Process control instruments” companies have a potential upside of 5.50%. Given Hurco Companies’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hurco Companies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Risk and Volatility
Hurco Companies has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hurco Companies’ rivals have a beta of 0.28, indicating that their average stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Hurco Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. As a group, “Process control instruments” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.5% and pay out 14.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Hurco Companies beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
About Hurco Companies
Hurco Companies, Inc. is an industrial technology company. The Company designs, manufactures and sells computerized (Computer Numeric Control (CNC)) machine tools, consisting primarily of vertical machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes), to companies in the metal cutting industry. It operates in the industrial automation equipment segment. It provides software options, control upgrades, accessories and replacement parts for its products, as well as customer service and training support, and applications support. Its computerized machine tools are equipped with an integrated interactive computer control system that features its WinMax software. Its control systems are available in versions, including the Series 8200-B for tool room products and the Series 9000 offered on its vertical machining centers and bridge mills. Its Takumi machine tools models include drill and tap machines and three-axis vertical machining centers with linear guides.
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