Horiba (HRIBF) & Its Competitors Critical Review

Horiba (OTCMKTS: HRIBF) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Horiba to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

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Horiba has a beta of 2.1, meaning that its stock price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Horiba’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, meaning that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Horiba $1.57 billion N/A 19.88
Horiba Competitors $1.09 billion $107.39 million 20.87

Horiba has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Horiba 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Horiba N/A N/A N/A
Horiba Competitors -211.21% -3,010.19% -16.76%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.0% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Analytical instruments” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Horiba 0 0 0 0 N/A
Horiba Competitors 98 714 1085 44 2.55

As a group, “Analytical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 17.20%. Given Horiba’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Horiba has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Horiba beats its rivals on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

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