Financial Comparison: Perceptron (PRCP) & Its Peers

Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) is one of 29 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Perceptron to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Perceptron and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Perceptron $77.95 million $5.79 million -766.00
Perceptron Competitors $481.50 million $95.49 million -1.80

Perceptron’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Perceptron. Perceptron 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.

Volatility and Risk

Perceptron has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perceptron’s rivals have a beta of 0.82, meaning that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Perceptron and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perceptron 0 0 1 0 3.00
Perceptron Competitors 48 394 499 9 2.49

Perceptron currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.49%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 20.56%. Given Perceptron’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Perceptron is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perceptron -0.22% 1.00% 0.58%
Perceptron Competitors -4.90% 2.01% -0.80%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.8% of Perceptron shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.0% of Perceptron shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Perceptron beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Perceptron

Perceptron, Inc. develops, produces and sells a range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and three-dimensional (3D) scanning. The Company’s products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), laser scanning and advanced analysis software. The Company’s products are categorized as In-Line, Near-Line and Off-Line Measurement Solutions (Measurement Solutions); 3D Scanning Solutions, and Value Added Services. Its In-Line and Near-Line measurement solutions include AutoGauge, AutoFit, AutoScan, AutoGuide and Helix. Its Off-Line measurement solutions include Coord3 and TouchDMIS. Its 3D Scanning Solutions include ScanWorks, ScanR and WheelWorks. Its Value Added Services include training, field service, calibration, launch support services, maintenance agreements and repairs. The Company operates in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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