Orbotech (ORBK) & Its Peers Financial Survey

Orbotech (NASDAQ: ORBK) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Orbotech to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.9% of Orbotech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Orbotech shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Orbotech and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Orbotech $818.31 million $158.40 million 23.34
Orbotech Competitors $1.86 billion $293.26 million -36.09

Orbotech’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Orbotech. Orbotech 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 Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orbotech 0 1 6 0 2.86
Orbotech Competitors 186 920 1205 7 2.45

Orbotech currently has a consensus target price of $41.43, suggesting a potential downside of 4.56%. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 3.28%. Given Orbotech’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Orbotech has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orbotech 11.03% 14.98% 10.33%
Orbotech Competitors -3.49% 5.81% 2.20%

Risk & Volatility

Orbotech has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orbotech’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, indicating that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

Orbotech Company Profile

Orbotech Ltd. is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Company provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). The Company’s segments include Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry, Solar Energy and Recognition Software. The Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and service of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Solar Energy segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of solar photovoltaic energy systems that produce electricity directly from sunlight. The Recognition Software segment is engaged in the development and marketing of check processing and healthcare payment automation solutions.

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