Contrasting Acushnet (GOLF) and The Competition

Acushnet (NYSE: GOLF) is one of 120 public companies in the “OTHER CONS DISC” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Acushnet to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Acushnet and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Acushnet $1.56 billion $92.11 million 19.35
Acushnet Competitors $1.75 billion $91.09 million 24.93

Acushnet’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Acushnet. Acushnet 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.

Volatility and Risk

Acushnet has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Acushnet’s peers have a beta of -31.73, suggesting that their average stock price is 3,273% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.2% of Acushnet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of shares of all “OTHER CONS DISC” companies are owned by institutional investors. 54.0% of Acushnet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of shares of all “OTHER CONS DISC” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Acushnet 5.90% 11.09% 5.24%
Acushnet Competitors -7.87% 5.49% 2.74%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Acushnet and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Acushnet 0 5 4 0 2.44
Acushnet Competitors 434 2331 3494 148 2.52

Acushnet currently has a consensus price target of $23.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.36%. As a group, “OTHER CONS DISC” companies have a potential upside of 11.84%. Given Acushnet’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Acushnet has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Acushnet pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Acushnet pays out 42.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “OTHER CONS DISC” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 33.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Acushnet peers beat Acushnet on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Acushnet

Acushnet Holdings Corp. is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of golf products. The Company is engaged in various product categories, such as golf clubs, wedges, putters, golf gloves, golf gear and golf wear. The Company operates in four segments: Titleist Golf Balls, Titleist Golf Clubs, Titleist Golf Gear and FootJoy Golf Wear. The company’s Titleist golf ball segment is engaged in designing and manufacturing a golf ball. It sells Titleist Pro V1. The Company also designs, manufactures and sells other golf balls under the Titleist brand, such as NXT Tour, Velocity and DT TruSoft, as well as under the Pinnacle brand. The Company designs, assembles and sells golf clubs (drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons) under the Titleist brand, wedges under the Vokey Design brand, and putters under the Scotty Cameron brand. Titleist golf clubs, Vokey Design wedges and Scotty Cameron putters are used by the players.

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