Head-To-Head Analysis: GrafTech International (GTI) and Its Competitors

GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is one of 41 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare GrafTech International to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares GrafTech International and its competitors’ 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 -0.71% 8.16% 3.28%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for GrafTech International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GrafTech International Competitors 186 868 1122 10 2.44

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 1.71%. Given GrafTech International’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GrafTech International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GrafTech International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech International N/A N/A -1.83
GrafTech International Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million 426.93

GrafTech International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than GrafTech International. GrafTech International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

GrafTech International competitors beat GrafTech International on 8 of the 8 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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