Financial Comparison: Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) versus The Competition

Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ: ESIO) is one of 32 public companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Electro Scientific Industries to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Electro Scientific Industries and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Electro Scientific Industries -18.49% -22.18% -15.53%
Electro Scientific Industries Competitors 1.90% -2.19% 0.48%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Electro Scientific Industries and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Electro Scientific Industries 0 0 2 0 3.00
Electro Scientific Industries Competitors 42 260 470 6 2.57

Electro Scientific Industries presently has a consensus target price of $13.25, suggesting a potential downside of 12.08%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 9.79%. Given Electro Scientific Industries’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Electro Scientific Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.2% of Electro Scientific Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Electro Scientific Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Electro Scientific Industries and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Electro Scientific Industries $186.04 million $2.78 million -14.35
Electro Scientific Industries Competitors $894.66 million $186.07 million 11.30

Electro Scientific Industries’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Electro Scientific Industries. Electro Scientific Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Electro Scientific Industries has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electro Scientific Industries’ peers have a beta of 1.03, suggesting that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Electro Scientific Industries peers beat Electro Scientific Industries on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Electro Scientific Industries Company Profile

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries supply laser-based manufacturing solutions for industries reliant on microtechnologies. The Company operates through two segments: Component Processing and Micromachining. The Component Processing segment includes interconnect products, semiconductor products and component products. The interconnect, semiconductor and component products are sold to manufacturers of electronic components and are used to drill, cut, trim, ablate and test and mark features for the functionality of the component. The Micromachining segment includes products that are sold to manufacturers of end devices across various industries and are used to drill, cut or mark features on a range of materials, generally on the casing or external surface of the end device. Its integrated solutions allow industrial designers and process engineers to control the power of laser light to transform materials. It has operations in Asia, Europe and North America.

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