Head to Head Analysis: Hubbell (HUBB) & Its Rivals

Hubbell (NYSE: HUBB) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Hubbell to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Hubbell pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Hubbell pays out 53.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 44.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.2% of Hubbell shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Hubbell 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Hubbell has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hubbell’s peers have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hubbell and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hubbell $3.56 billion $606.70 million 21.79
Hubbell Competitors $1.86 billion $293.26 million -36.46

Hubbell has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Hubbell is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hubbell 8.23% 19.77% 8.97%
Hubbell Competitors -3.49% 5.81% 2.20%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Hubbell and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hubbell 0 3 1 0 2.25
Hubbell Competitors 186 918 1198 6 2.44

Hubbell currently has a consensus price target of $122.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.06%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 4.06%. Given Hubbell’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hubbell is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Hubbell beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Hubbell

Hubbell Incorporated is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of electrical and electronic products for a range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. The Company’s segments include Electrical and the Power. The Electrical segment consists of businesses that sell stock and custom products, including standard and special application wiring device products, rough-in electrical products, lighting fixtures and controls, components and assemblies for the natural gas distribution market, as well as other electrical equipment. In addition, certain businesses design and manufacture a range of high voltage test and measurement equipment, industrial controls and communication systems used in the non-residential and industrial markets. The Power segment consists of operations that design and manufacture various distribution, transmission, substation and telecommunications products primarily used by the electrical utility industry.

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