Hurco Companies (NASDAQ: HURC) is one of 22 public companies in the “Process control instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Hurco Companies to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.
Hurco Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. 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.
This table compares Hurco Companies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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||$306.50 million||25.24|
Hurco Companies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hurco Companies.
Risk and Volatility
Hurco Companies has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hurco Companies’ competitors have a beta of 0.32, meaning that their average stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Hurco Companies and its competitors’ 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%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Hurco Companies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hurco Companies Competitors||57||431||832||17||2.61|
As a group, “Process control instruments” companies have a potential upside of 6.16%. Given Hurco Companies’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hurco Companies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
79.4% of Hurco Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.3% of Hurco Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Hurco Companies beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Hurco Companies Company Profile
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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