Reviewing Kaman Corporation (KAMN) and Its Rivals

Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) is one of 57 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Kaman Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Kaman Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kaman Corporation 0 4 1 0 2.20
Kaman Corporation Competitors 289 1650 1756 19 2.41

Kaman Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $56.67, indicating a potential upside of 1.88%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 0.89%. Given Kaman Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kaman Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kaman Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kaman Corporation $1.77 billion $161.23 million 30.06
Kaman Corporation Competitors $2.20 billion $347.23 million 24.65

Kaman Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kaman Corporation. Kaman Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Kaman Corporation has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kaman Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.7% of Kaman Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Kaman Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Kaman Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kaman Corporation pays out 43.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kaman Corporation has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Kaman Corporation lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Kaman Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kaman Corporation 2.95% 9.24% 3.73%
Kaman Corporation Competitors 1.25% 6.46% 4.47%

Summary

Kaman Corporation peers beat Kaman Corporation on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Kaman Corporation Company Profile

Kaman Corporation conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets. The Company operates through two segments: Distribution and Aerospace. The Company’s brands include KAflex, KAron and K-MAX. Distribution segment is a power transmission, motion control, and fluid power industrial distributor with operations throughout the United States. Distribution segment conducts business in the mechanical power transmission and bearings, electrical, automation and control, and fluid power product platforms and provides total solutions from system design and integration to machine parts and services to the national manufacturing industry. Aerospace segment produces and markets aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and safe and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the United States and allied militaries.

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