Head to Head Comparison: Kemet Corporation (KEM) & Its Peers

Kemet Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is one of 32 public companies in the “Electronic Component” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Kemet Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Kemet Corporation has a beta of 3.56, indicating that its stock price is 256% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemet Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.03, indicating that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kemet Corporation 33.25% 20.21% 4.53%
Kemet Corporation Competitors 2.15% -2.49% 0.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.3% of Kemet Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Kemet Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Electronic Component” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kemet Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemet Corporation $846.86 million $110.10 million 5.56
Kemet Corporation Competitors $894.66 million $186.07 million 11.38

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Kemet Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kemet Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Kemet Corporation Competitors 42 260 470 6 2.57

Kemet Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $18.13, indicating a potential downside of 33.22%. As a group, “Electronic Component” companies have a potential downside of 9.50%. Given Kemet Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kemet Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Kemet Corporation rivals beat Kemet Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Kemet Corporation Company Profile

KEMET Corporation (KEMET) is a manufacturer of passive electronic components. The Company operates in two segments: Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic. The Solid Capacitors segment primarily produces tantalum, aluminum, polymer and ceramic capacitors. Solid Capacitors also produces tantalum powder used in the production of tantalum capacitors. The Film and Electrolytic Business Group produces film, paper and wet aluminum electrolytic capacitors. It also designs and produces EMI Filters. The Company’s product offerings include surface mount, which are attached directly to the circuit board; leaded capacitors, which are attached to the circuit board using lead wires, and chassis-mount and other pin-through-hole board-mount capacitors, which utilize attachment methods, such as screw terminal and snap-in. The Company sells its products to a range of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers.

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