Twin Disc (TWIN) vs. Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey

Twin Disc (NASDAQ: TWIN) is one of 8 public companies in the “General industrial machinery & equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Twin Disc to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Twin Disc and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Twin Disc $168.18 million -$6.29 million -53.02
Twin Disc Competitors $3.66 billion $278.08 million 51.77

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

Volatility and Risk

Twin Disc has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Twin Disc’s peers have a beta of 1.11, indicating that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Twin Disc and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Twin Disc 0 2 0 0 2.00
Twin Disc Competitors 28 241 304 5 2.49

Twin Disc presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.60%. As a group, “General industrial machinery & equipment” companies have a potential upside of 7.44%. Given Twin Disc’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Twin Disc is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.3% of Twin Disc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “General industrial machinery & equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 27.5% of Twin Disc shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.5% of shares of all “General industrial machinery & equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Twin Disc -0.70% 2.92% 1.69%
Twin Disc Competitors 1.78% 22.00% 6.01%


Twin Disc peers beat Twin Disc on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Twin Disc Company Profile

Twin Disc, Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells marine and heavy duty off-highway power transmission equipment worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Manufacturing and Distribution. It offers marine transmissions, surface drives, propellers, and boat management systems; and power-shift transmissions, hydraulic torque converters, power take-offs, industrial clutches, and controls systems. The company also provides non-twin disc manufactured products. It serves customers primarily in the commercial, pleasure craft, and military marine markets, as well as in the energy and natural resources, government, and industrial markets through a direct sales force and distributor network. Twin Disc, Incorporated was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin.

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