Head to Head Review: Park Electrochemical Corporation (PKE) vs. Its Competitors

Park Electrochemical Corporation (NYSE: PKE) is one of 24 public companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Park Electrochemical Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Park Electrochemical Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Electrochemical Corporation $111.31 million $12.43 million 61.26
Park Electrochemical Corporation Competitors $619.23 million $157.39 million 19.04

Park Electrochemical Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Park Electrochemical Corporation. Park Electrochemical Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Park Electrochemical Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Electrochemical Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Park Electrochemical Corporation Competitors 71 400 934 58 2.67

Park Electrochemical Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.85%. As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 3.65%. Given Park Electrochemical Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Park Electrochemical Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Park Electrochemical Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Electrochemical Corporation 5.63% 5.12% 3.02%
Park Electrochemical Corporation Competitors -6.96% -7.81% -2.18%

Risk and Volatility

Park Electrochemical Corporation has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Park Electrochemical Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.7% of Park Electrochemical Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of Park Electrochemical Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by company 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.

Dividends

Park Electrochemical Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Park Electrochemical Corporation pays out 129.0% 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, “Integrated Circuits” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.7% and pay out 24.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Park Electrochemical Corporation beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Park Electrochemical Corporation Company Profile

Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company. The Company develops, manufactures, markets and sells digital and radio frequency (RF)/microwave printed circuit materials products principally for the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies and low-volume tooling products for the aerospace markets. The Company operates through integrated business units in Asia, Europe and North America. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains research and development facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore. The Company’s foreign operations are conducted principally by the Company’s subsidiaries in Singapore and France.

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