Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE: RBA) is one of 99 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers pays out 144.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 27.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years.
Risk & Volatility
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ rivals have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers||2||5||4||0||2.18|
|Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Competitors||619||1836||2582||62||2.41|
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers currently has a consensus price target of $30.67, suggesting a potential upside of 8.79%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.84%. Given Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is more favorable than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers||$566.33 million||$203.46 million||59.98|
|Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Competitors||$1.10 billion||$177.95 million||22.83|
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers 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.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
96.0% of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers||8.96%||14.72%||6.14%|
|Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Competitors||-54.77%||-161.20%||-0.11%|
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc is a Canada-based holding company. The Company is an industrial auctioneer and used equipment distributor, selling used equipment and other assets. Its segments include Core Auction, which is a network of auction locations that conduct live, unreserved auctions with both on-site and online bidding, and Other, which includes its EquipmentOne and Mascus International Holding B.V. (Mascus) online services. EquipmentOne is an online marketplace that equipment sellers can navigate independently. EquipmentOne facilitates the completion of sales through a settlement process managed by EquipmentOne that protects both the seller and the buyer. Mascus is an online equipment listing service for used heavy machinery and trucks. It offers subscriptions to equipment dealers, brokers, exporters and equipment manufacturers to list equipment available for sale at a listed price. The Company, through Mascus, provides online advertising services, business tools and solutions.
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