Analyzing GrafTech International (GTI) and Its Rivals

GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is one of 11 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment – NEC” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare GrafTech International to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for GrafTech International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GrafTech International Competitors 51 182 229 1 2.39

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment – NEC” companies have a potential upside of 0.19%. Given GrafTech International’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GrafTech International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares GrafTech International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrafTech International -13.82% -9.99% -5.32%
GrafTech International Competitors -17.00% 5.29% 1.93%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GrafTech International and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech International N/A N/A -1.83
GrafTech International Competitors N/A N/A 4,157.98

GrafTech International 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.

Summary

GrafTech International peers beat GrafTech International on 4 of the 5 factors compared.

About GrafTech International

GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) is a manufacturer of graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace (EAF) steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Company produces needle coke products, which are the primary raw material needed in the manufacture of graphite electrodes. The Company manufactures carbon, graphite and semi-graphite refractory products, which protect the walls of blast furnaces and submerged arc furnaces. The Company’s operating segments include: Industrial Materials, which include graphite electrodes, refractory products and needle coke products, and Engineered Solutions, which includes advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials. The Company has seven product categories: graphite electrodes, refractory products, needle coke products, advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials.

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