The Hillenbrand (HI) versus Its Peers Financial Comparison

The Hillenbrand (HI) versus Its Peers Financial Comparison

Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Hillenbrand to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.0% of Hillenbrand shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.7% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Hillenbrand shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Hillenbrand has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hillenbrand’s competitors have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 0.36%. Given Hillenbrand’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hillenbrand has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Hillenbrand pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Hillenbrand pays out 42.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 36.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Hillenbrand has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Hillenbrand and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hillenbrand and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

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

Summary

Hillenbrand competitors beat Hillenbrand on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About Hillenbrand

Hillenbrand, Inc. is a diversified industrial company with multiple brands that serve a range of industries across the globe. The Company operates in two segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service engineered industrial equipment throughout the world. The Process Equipment Group segment is a provider of compounding, extrusion and material handling; size reduction; screening and separating, and flow control products and services for a range of manufacturing and other industrial processes. It offers equipment for industries, including plastics, chemicals, fertilizers and mining. Its Batesville segment operates in the North American death care industry, and manufactures and sells funeral service products, including burial caskets, cremation caskets, containers and urns, selection room display fixtures, other personalization and memorialization products, and Web-based technology applications.

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