GrafTech International (GTI) and The Competition Head to Head Review

GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is one of 46 public companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare GrafTech International to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GrafTech International and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech International N/A N/A -1.83
GrafTech International Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million -126,791.07

GrafTech International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than GrafTech International. GrafTech International 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for GrafTech International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GrafTech International Competitors 218 1006 1299 11 2.44

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 2.03%. Given GrafTech International’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe GrafTech International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares GrafTech International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrafTech International -13.82% -9.99% -5.32%
GrafTech International Competitors -2.89% 7.31% 2.57%

Summary

GrafTech International rivals beat GrafTech International on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About GrafTech International

GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) is a manufacturer of graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace (EAF) steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Company produces needle coke products, which are the primary raw material needed in the manufacture of graphite electrodes. The Company manufactures carbon, graphite and semi-graphite refractory products, which protect the walls of blast furnaces and submerged arc furnaces. The Company’s operating segments include: Industrial Materials, which include graphite electrodes, refractory products and needle coke products, and Engineered Solutions, which includes advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials. The Company has seven product categories: graphite electrodes, refractory products, needle coke products, advanced graphite materials, advanced composite materials, advanced electronics technologies and advanced materials.

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