Analyzing Standex International Corporation (SXI) and The Competition

Standex International Corporation (NYSE: SXI) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Standex International Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Standex International Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Standex International Corporation $755.26 million $98.18 million 28.75
Standex International Corporation Competitors $696.10 million $107.92 million 49.94

Standex International Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Standex International Corporation 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Standex International Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Standex International Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33
Standex International Corporation Competitors 44 291 291 8 2.41

Standex International Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $115.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.11%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 6.50%. Given Standex International Corporation’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Standex International Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Standex International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Standex International Corporation pays out 17.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 34.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Standex International Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Standex International Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Standex International Corporation 6.08% 14.76% 7.35%
Standex International Corporation Competitors -24.03% 10.43% 4.25%

Risk & Volatility

Standex International Corporation has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Standex International Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.9% of Standex International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Standex International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Standex International Corporation beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Standex International Corporation

Standex International Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company. The Company is a manufacturer of a range of products and services for diverse commercial and industrial market segments. The Company has 11 operating segments, aggregated and organized into five segments: Food Service Equipment, Engraving, Engineering Technologies, Electronics and Hydraulics. The Food Service Equipment business consists of Refrigeration Solutions group, Cooking Solutions group and Specialty Solutions group. The Engraving segment’s product lines include Mold-Tech and Innovent. The Engineering Technologies segment provides engineered parts in all workable metal alloys using various forming processes. The Electronics segment is a manufacturer of custom magnetic sensing and power conversion components and assemblies. The Hydraulics segment is a manufacturer of mobile hydraulic cylinders, including single or double acting telescopic, and piston rod hydraulic cylinders.

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