Contrasting Atkore International Group (ATKR) & Kyocera (KYO)

Atkore International Group (NYSE: ATKR) and Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) are both electrical components & equipment – nec companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Atkore International Group and Kyocera’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atkore International Group 5.63% 26.22% 7.73%
Kyocera 8.57% 5.24% 4.09%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.3% of Atkore International Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of Kyocera shares are held by institutional investors. 51.0% of Atkore International Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Kyocera pays an annual dividend of $0.95 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Atkore International Group does not pay a dividend. Kyocera pays out 29.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kyocera has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Atkore International Group and Kyocera’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atkore International Group $1.50 billion 0.98 $84.63 million $1.27 18.24
Kyocera $12.70 billion 2.00 $965.73 million $3.19 21.62

Kyocera has higher revenue and earnings than Atkore International Group. Atkore International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kyocera, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Atkore International Group and Kyocera, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atkore International Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Kyocera 0 0 1 0 3.00

Atkore International Group currently has a consensus target price of $23.67, suggesting a potential upside of 2.14%. Given Atkore International Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than Kyocera.

Summary

Kyocera beats Atkore International Group on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Atkore International Group

Atkore International Group Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical raceway products. The Company’s products are primarily offered for non-residential construction and renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical Raceway and MP&S. Through the electrical raceway segment, it manufactures products that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet. The Company’s electrical raceway segment products include electrical conduit, armored cable, cable trays, mounting systems and fittings. Through the MP&S segment, it provides products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a range of structures, equipment and systems in electrical, industrial and construction applications. The Company’s MP&S segment products include metal framing products and in-line galvanized mechanical tube.

About Kyocera

Kyocera Corporation is engaged in various fields, from fine ceramic components to electronic devices, equipment, services and networks. The Company operates through seven segments: Fine Ceramic Parts Group, Semiconductor Parts Group, Applied Ceramic Products Group, Electronic Device Group, Telecommunications Equipment Group, Information Equipment Group and Others. The Company’s products include components for semiconductor processing equipment and flat panel display manufacturing equipment, information and telecommunication components, general industrial machinery components, sapphire substrates, automotive components, solar energy products, cutting tools, medical and dental implants, jewelry and applied ceramic related products, page printers and multifunctional products. It also offers information systems and telecommunication services, engineering business, management consulting business, materials for semiconductors, chemical materials and realty development business.

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