GrafTech International (GTI) & Its Rivals Critical Review

GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare GrafTech International to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GrafTech International and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech International N/A N/A -1.83
GrafTech International Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million 1,130.46

GrafTech International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than GrafTech International. GrafTech International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for GrafTech International and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GrafTech International Competitors 203 1002 1294 11 2.44

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 3.03%. Given GrafTech International’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GrafTech International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrafTech International -13.82% -9.99% -5.32%
GrafTech International Competitors -3.39% 6.11% 2.18%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

GrafTech International peers beat GrafTech International on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

GrafTech International Company Profile

GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) is a manufacturer of graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace (EAF) steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Company produces needle coke products, which are the primary raw material needed in the manufacture of graphite electrodes. The Company manufactures carbon, graphite and semi-graphite refractory products, which protect the walls of blast furnaces and submerged arc furnaces. The Company’s operating segments include: Industrial Materials, which include graphite electrodes, refractory products and needle coke products, and Engineered Solutions, which includes advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials. The Company has seven product categories: graphite electrodes, refractory products, needle coke products, advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials.

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