Comparing Integer (ITGR) & Its Peers

Integer (NYSE: ITGR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Integer to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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95.8% of Integer shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.4% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Integer shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Integer and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Integer 4.56% 11.13% 3.17%
Integer Competitors -0.27% -139.09% 17.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Integer and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Integer 0 3 1 0 2.25
Integer Competitors 43 270 450 11 2.55

Integer presently has a consensus price target of $51.00, indicating a potential downside of 9.81%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 23.41%. Given Integer’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Integer has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Integer has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Integer’s peers have a beta of 0.87, suggesting that their average share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Integer and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Integer $1.46 billion $66.67 million 20.12
Integer Competitors $790.38 million $37.39 million 5.70

Integer has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Integer is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Integer beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Integer

Greatbatch, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of medical devices and components. The Company operates through two segments: Greatbatch Medical and QiG Group (QiG). Greatbatch Medical designs and manufactures products where the Company either owns the intellectual property or has unique manufacturing and assembly expertise. Greatbatch Medical’s products include medical devices and components for the cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopedics, portable medical, vascular and energy markets. QiG focuses on developing medical device systems for some of healthcare’s challenges and reflects the Company’s strategic evolution of its product offerings in order to raise the growth and profitability profile of the Company. QiG utilizes a diversified portfolio approach with three investment modes: new medical device systems commercialization, collaborative programs with OEM customers and strategic equity positions in emerging healthcare companies.

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