SPX Corporation (SPXC) vs. its Competitors Head to Head Survey

SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPXC) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare SPX Corporation to related companies based off the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares SPX Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPX Corporation -5.15% 32.10% 3.67%
SPX Corporation Competitors 1.55% 6.73% 4.63%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.4% of SPX Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of SPX Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SPX Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPX Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
SPX Corporation Competitors 389 1895 1906 36 2.38

All “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 6.73%. Given SPX Corporation’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SPX Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SPX Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SPX Corporation $1.43 billion $88.70 million -13.97
SPX Corporation Competitors $2.27 billion $360.80 million 22.60

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

Volatility & Risk

SPX Corporation has a beta of 1.61, suggesting that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SPX Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.21, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SPX Corporation peers beat SPX Corporation on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About SPX Corporation

SPX Corporation is a global supplier of infrastructure equipment. The Company operates through three segments: HVAC; Detection and Measurement, and Engineered Solutions. The HVAC solutions offered by its businesses include package cooling towers, residential and commercial boilers, heating and ventilation products. Its detection and measurement product lines encompass underground pipe and cable locators, and inspection equipment. Within its power platform, it is a manufacturer of medium and large power transformers, as well as equipment for various types of power plant, including cooling equipment, heat exchangers and pollution control systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in approximately 15 countries.

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