Wabco Holdings (WBC) versus Its Competitors Financial Survey

Wabco Holdings (NYSE: WBC) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Wabco Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Wabco Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wabco Holdings 9.75% 38.93% 10.53%
Wabco Holdings Competitors 4.06% 13.41% 3.96%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Wabco Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wabco Holdings 0 4 11 0 2.73
Wabco Holdings Competitors 171 876 950 17 2.40

Wabco Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $159.36, suggesting a potential upside of 10.18%. As a group, “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies have a potential upside of 8.15%. Given Wabco Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Wabco Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Wabco Holdings and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Wabco Holdings $2.81 billion $223.00 million 26.11
Wabco Holdings Competitors $6.06 billion $48.37 million 164.02

Wabco Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Wabco Holdings. Wabco Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.8% of Wabco Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.2% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Wabco Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Heavy Machinery & Vehicles” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Wabco Holdings has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wabco Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.45, indicating that their average stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Wabco Holdings beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Wabco Holdings Company Profile

WABCO Holdings Inc. is a supplier of electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical and aerodynamic products for various manufacturers of commercial trucks, buses and trailers, as well as passenger cars. The Company engineers, develops, manufactures and sells braking, stability, suspension and transmission automation and air management systems primarily for commercial vehicles. Its products are pneumatic anti-lock braking systems, electronic braking systems, electronic stability control systems, brake controls, automated manual transmission systems, air disc brakes, and a range of conventional mechanical products, such as actuators, air compressors and air control valves for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and trailers. The Company’s products also include air compressor and air processing/air management system; electronic and conventional air suspension systems; transmission automation; roll stability support; advanced driver assistance systems, and fleet management solutions.

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