Critical Contrast: Toshiba (TOSYY) & Its Competitors

Toshiba (OTCMKTS: TOSYY) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Toshiba to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Toshiba and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Toshiba $33.28 billion $9.13 billion 187.75
Toshiba Competitors $13.80 billion $1.28 billion -99.53

Toshiba has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Toshiba 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.

Dividends

Toshiba pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Toshiba pays out 112.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Computer & office equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 46.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Toshiba lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Toshiba shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.7% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Toshiba has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Toshiba’s rivals have a beta of 1.04, suggesting that their average share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Toshiba 27.70% 0.76% 0.32%
Toshiba Competitors -0.55% -14.46% 7.68%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Toshiba and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Toshiba 1 0 0 0 1.00
Toshiba Competitors 418 2047 2608 98 2.46

As a group, “Computer & office equipment” companies have a potential upside of 28.09%. Given Toshiba’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Toshiba has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Toshiba rivals beat Toshiba on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets electronic and electrical products and systems worldwide. It operates through six segments: Energy Systems & Solutions, Infrastructure Systems & Solutions, Retail & Printing Solutions, Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions, Industrial ICT Solutions, and Others. The company offers infrastructure systems, including power, transmission and distribution, industrial, railway transportation, security and automation, broadcasting and network, water and environmental, building, and POS systems; airport facilities and solid-state weather radars; elevators and escalators; and printing and IT solutions. It also provides electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors, storage products, microwave semiconductors and components, materials and devices, and display devices and components; and digital products comprising computers and tablets, memory products, SSDs, televisions, Blu-ray products, and home appliances. In addition, the company offers nuclear power generation systems, thermal power generation systems, light fixtures, air-conditioners, building and facility solutions, multi-function peripherals, hard disk drives, cloud solutions, visual products, etc. Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Receive News & Ratings for Toshiba Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Toshiba and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.