Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) is one of 29 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Perceptron to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This table compares Perceptron and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Perceptron and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Perceptron presently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.42%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 21.07%. Given Perceptron’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Perceptron is more favorable than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Perceptron and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Perceptron||$77.95 million||$5.79 million||-760.00|
|Perceptron Competitors||$481.50 million||$95.60 million||2.77|
Perceptron’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Perceptron. Perceptron 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
62.8% of Perceptron shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.0% of Perceptron shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned 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.
Volatility & Risk
Perceptron has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perceptron’s peers have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Perceptron beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Perceptron, Inc. develops, produces and sells a range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and three-dimensional (3D) scanning. The Company’s products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), laser scanning and advanced analysis software. The Company’s products are categorized as In-Line, Near-Line and Off-Line Measurement Solutions (Measurement Solutions); 3D Scanning Solutions, and Value Added Services. Its In-Line and Near-Line measurement solutions include AutoGauge, AutoFit, AutoScan, AutoGuide and Helix. Its Off-Line measurement solutions include Coord3 and TouchDMIS. Its 3D Scanning Solutions include ScanWorks, ScanR and WheelWorks. Its Value Added Services include training, field service, calibration, launch support services, maintenance agreements and repairs. The Company operates in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
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