Brady Corporation (BRC) and Its Rivals Head to Head Analysis
Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is one of 99 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Brady Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Brady Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Brady Corporation pays out 45.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 27.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brady Corporation has increased its dividend for 31 consecutive years.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Brady Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Brady Corporation||$1.11 billion||$158.32 million||20.98|
|Brady Corporation Competitors||$1.10 billion||$177.95 million||22.83|
Brady Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Brady Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Brady Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Brady Corporation Competitors||619||1835||2582||62||2.41|
Brady Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $38.33, suggesting a potential downside of 0.69%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.83%. Given Brady Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Brady Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
76.0% of Brady Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of Brady Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Brady Corporation has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brady Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Brady Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Brady Corporation Competitors||-53.40%||-160.64%||0.32%|
Brady Corporation beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Brady Corporation Company Profile
Brady Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The Company has two segments: Identification Solutions (IDS) and Workplace Safety (WPS). The IDS segment includes identification and healthcare products, and the WPS segment includes workplace safety and compliance products. The IDS segment offers products that are manufactured under various brands, including the Brady brand, and are primarily sold through distribution to a range of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers, and through other channels. The WPS segment offers a range of product categories, such as safety and compliance signs, tags, and labels; informational and architectural signage; industrial warehouse and office equipment, and labor law compliance posters. Its brands include Electromark, Identicard, PromoVision, Scafftag, Seton and Emedco.
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