John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is one of 18 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare John Bean Technologies Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
99.3% of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares John Bean Technologies Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|John Bean Technologies Corporation||5.32%||29.18%||6.95%|
|John Bean Technologies Corporation Competitors||-24.03%||10.43%||4.25%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for John Bean Technologies Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|John Bean Technologies Corporation||0||2||5||0||2.71|
|John Bean Technologies Corporation Competitors||44||290||287||7||2.41|
John Bean Technologies Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $99.33, indicating a potential downside of 0.96%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery” companies have a potential upside of 9.10%. Given John Bean Technologies Corporation’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe John Bean Technologies Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares John Bean Technologies Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|John Bean Technologies Corporation||$1.49 billion||$166.80 million||38.73|
|John Bean Technologies Corporation Competitors||$696.10 million||$107.92 million||49.16|
John Bean Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. John Bean Technologies Corporation 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.
Volatility & Risk
John Bean Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, John Bean Technologies Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
John Bean Technologies Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. John Bean Technologies Corporation pays out 15.4% 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. John Bean Technologies Corporation has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
John Bean Technologies Corporation beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
John Bean Technologies Corporation Company Profile
John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) is a technology solutions provider to the segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods and automated system solutions. It operates through two segments: JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech. The JBT FoodTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically food processing systems used for fruit juice production, frozen food production, in-container food production, automated systems and convenience food preparation by the food industry. The product offerings of its FoodTech businesses include Protein, Liquid Foods and Automated Systems. The JBT AeroTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically airport ground support and gate equipment and provides services for airport authorities; airlines, airfreight, and ground handling companies; the defense contractors, and other industries. The product offerings of its AeroTech businesses include Mobile Equipment, Fixed Equipment and Airport Services.
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