Financial Survey: Kyocera Corporation (KYO) and Its Peers

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Kyocera Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Kyocera Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Kyocera Corporation has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kyocera Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.29, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kyocera Corporation 8.34% 4.96% 3.87%
Kyocera Corporation Competitors -3.11% 5.25% 2.19%

Dividends

Kyocera Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kyocera Corporation pays out 28.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 45.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kyocera Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kyocera Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Kyocera Corporation Competitors 256 1039 1228 13 2.39

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 5.76%. Given Kyocera Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kyocera Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kyocera Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kyocera Corporation $13.31 billion $1.87 billion 20.60
Kyocera Corporation Competitors $1.91 billion $302.41 million -35.04

Kyocera Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Kyocera Corporation 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.

Summary

Kyocera Corporation beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Kyocera Corporation Company Profile

Kyocera Corporation is engaged in various fields, from fine ceramic components to electronic devices, equipment, services and networks. The Company operates through seven segments: Fine Ceramic Parts Group, Semiconductor Parts Group, Applied Ceramic Products Group, Electronic Device Group, Telecommunications Equipment Group, Information Equipment Group and Others. The Company’s products include components for semiconductor processing equipment and flat panel display manufacturing equipment, information and telecommunication components, general industrial machinery components, sapphire substrates, automotive components, solar energy products, cutting tools, medical and dental implants, jewelry and applied ceramic related products, page printers and multifunctional products. It also offers information systems and telecommunication services, engineering business, management consulting business, materials for semiconductors, chemical materials and realty development business.

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