Reviewing Vishay Precision Group (VPG) & Its Competitors

Vishay Precision Group (NYSE: VPG) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Vishay Precision Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vishay Precision Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Vishay Precision Group $232.41 million $31.01 million 30.97
Vishay Precision Group Competitors $499.36 million $99.00 million -5.35

Vishay Precision Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Vishay Precision Group. Vishay Precision Group 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Vishay Precision Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vishay Precision Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Vishay Precision Group Competitors 92 486 536 17 2.42

Vishay Precision Group currently has a consensus price target of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.14%. As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 20.81%. Given Vishay Precision Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Vishay Precision Group is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Vishay Precision Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vishay Precision Group 4.16% 7.25% 4.63%
Vishay Precision Group Competitors -5.68% 0.05% -1.54%

Volatility and Risk

Vishay Precision Group has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vishay Precision Group’s peers have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.5% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Vishay Precision Group beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Vishay Precision Group Company Profile

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of sensors and sensor-based measurement systems, as well as specialty resistors and strain gages. The Company operates through three business segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems. Its Foil Technology Products segment includes foil resistor and strain gage operating segments. The Foil Technology Products segment’s brands include Alpha Electronics, Micro-Measurements, Powertron and Vishay Foil Resistors. The Force Sensors segment includes load cells and force measurement transducers that are offered as precision sensors for industrial and commercial use. The Weighing and Control Systems segment designs and manufactures systems that consists of load cells and instrumentation for weighing and force control/measurement for a range of uses, including on-board weighing and overload monitor systems. The segment’s brands include BLH Nobel, KELK and VPG Onboard Weighing.

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