Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Aerospace & Defense” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Hexcel Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
96.9% of Hexcel Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Hexcel Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Aerospace & Defense” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Hexcel Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Hexcel Corporation pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 36.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Hexcel Corporation has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hexcel Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.05, meaning that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Hexcel Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hexcel Corporation Competitors||-2.01%||25.10%||4.00%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Hexcel Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hexcel Corporation Competitors||552||2245||2402||89||2.38|
Hexcel Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $57.11, indicating a potential upside of 3.99%. As a group, “Aerospace & Defense” companies have a potential upside of 7.01%. Given Hexcel Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hexcel Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hexcel Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hexcel Corporation||$1.95 billion||$442.00 million||20.12|
|Hexcel Corporation Competitors||$8.56 billion||$1.20 billion||80.65|
Hexcel Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hexcel Corporation. Hexcel 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.
Hexcel Corporation rivals beat Hexcel Corporation on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
Hexcel Corporation Company Profile
Hexcel Corporation is a composites company. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets lightweight, structural materials, including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered honeycomb and structures, for use in Commercial Aerospace, Space and Defense and Industrial markets. It operates in two segments: Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Composite Materials segment consists of its carbon fiber, specialty reinforcements, resins, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, and honeycomb core product lines. The Engineered Products segment consists of lightweight structures, molded components, engineered core and honeycomb products with added functionality. Its products are used in a range of end applications, such as commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles and satellites, wind turbine blades, automotive, and recreational products.
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