Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE: MTD) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Mettler-Toledo International to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.
Volatility & Risk
Mettler-Toledo International has a beta of 1.11, meaning that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mettler-Toledo International’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Mettler-Toledo International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mettler-Toledo International Competitors||92||486||536||17||2.42|
Mettler-Toledo International currently has a consensus target price of $541.25, suggesting a potential downside of 13.54%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 21.52%. Given Mettler-Toledo International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Mettler-Toledo International is more favorable than its competitors.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
93.1% of Mettler-Toledo International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Mettler-Toledo International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Mettler-Toledo International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mettler-Toledo International||$2.61 billion||$631.03 million||38.50|
|Mettler-Toledo International Competitors||$499.36 million||$99.00 million||-5.35|
Mettler-Toledo International has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Mettler-Toledo International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Mettler-Toledo International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mettler-Toledo International Competitors||-5.68%||0.05%||-1.54%|
Mettler-Toledo International beats its competitors on 11 of the 13 factors compared.
About Mettler-Toledo International
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is a supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company operates through five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations and Other. The Company manufactures weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics and food retailing applications. The Company is also a provider of analytical instruments for use in life science, reaction engineering and real-time analytic systems used in drug and chemical compound development, and process analytics instruments used for in-line measurement in production processes. In addition, the Company is also a supplier of end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging for food, pharmaceutical and other industries. The Company serves food and beverage producers; food retailers; chemical, specialty chemicals and cosmetics companies, and the transportation and logistics industry, among others.
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