Contrasting Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) and Its Competitors

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

Dividends

Regal Beloit Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Regal Beloit Corporation pays out 23.0% 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. Regal Beloit Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Regal Beloit Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regal Beloit Corporation 6.29% 9.88% 4.79%
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors -3.49% 5.81% 2.20%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Regal Beloit Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Regal Beloit Corporation $3.25 billion $469.10 million 17.64
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors $1.86 billion $293.26 million -36.09

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Regal Beloit Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regal Beloit Corporation 0 5 4 0 2.44
Regal Beloit Corporation Competitors 186 920 1202 6 2.44

Regal Beloit Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $86.33, suggesting a potential upside of 8.05%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 3.21%. Given Regal Beloit Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Regal Beloit Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Regal Beloit Corporation has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regal Beloit Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.1% of Regal Beloit Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Regal Beloit Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Regal Beloit Corporation beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Regal Beloit Corporation Company Profile

Regal Beloit Corporation is a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products. The Company operates through three segments: the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment, with its principal line of business in medium and large electric motors, power generation products, high-performance drives and controls and capacitors; the Climate Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in small motors, controls and air moving products, and the Power Transmission Solutions segment, with its principal line of business in power transmission gearing, hydraulic pump drives, open gearing and specialty mechanical products which control motion and torque. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors and end users. It operates distribution facilities in Plainfield, Indiana; McAllen, Texas; LaVergne, Tennessee, and Florence, Kentucky.

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