Reviewing Orbotech (ORBK) & its Peers

Orbotech (NASDAQ: ORBK) is one of 46 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Orbotech to related companies based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Orbotech has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orbotech’s rivals have a beta of 1.29, indicating that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Orbotech and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Orbotech $818.31 million $158.40 million 22.04
Orbotech Competitors $1.91 billion $302.15 million -31.79

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Orbotech and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orbotech 0 1 6 0 2.86
Orbotech Competitors 256 1028 1221 12 2.39

Orbotech presently has a consensus price target of $39.86, suggesting a potential downside of 2.79%. All “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 3.56%. Given Orbotech’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Orbotech has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.9% of Orbotech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Orbotech shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Orbotech and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orbotech 11.03% 14.98% 10.33%
Orbotech Competitors -3.11% 5.25% 2.19%

Summary

Orbotech beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Orbotech

Orbotech Ltd. is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Company provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). The Company’s segments include Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry, Solar Energy and Recognition Software. The Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and service of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Solar Energy segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of solar photovoltaic energy systems that produce electricity directly from sunlight. The Recognition Software segment is engaged in the development and marketing of check processing and healthcare payment automation solutions.

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