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How Does Actuant Compare to Its Peers?

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Nov. 20 2020, Updated 4:02 p.m. ET

Actuant and its peers

Actuant’s income statement in 4Q15:

  • The net profit margins for Actuant (ATU), Deere & Company (DE), Parker-Hannifin (PH), Dover (DOV), and Crane (CR) are 7.34%, 6.55%, 5.71%, 8.85%, and 7.86%, respectively.

  • The EPS (earnings per share) for Actuant, Deere, Parker-Hannifin, Dover, and Crane are $0.37, $1.53, $1.28, $0.97, and $0.95, respectively.

Actuant’s balance sheet in 4Q15:

  • The current ratios for Actuant, Parker-Hannifin, Dover, and Crane are 2.38, 2.38, 1.70, and 1.87, respectively.

Actuant’s valuations:

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios for Actuant, Deere, Parker-Hannifin, Dover, and Crane are 39.13x, 11.37x, 13.98x, 14.08x, and 14.43x, respectively.
  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios for Actuant, Deere, Parker-Hannifin, Dover, and Crane are 1.63x, 3.18x, 2.64x, 2.52x, and 2.50x, respectively.

According to the above findings, Actuant’s competitors have outperformed based on EPS and PBV. However, Actuant is way ahead of based on the current ratio and PE.

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ETFs that invest in Actuant

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Industrials Portfolio ETF (PSCI) invests 1.10% of its holdings in Actuant. The ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of industrial stocks selected from the S&P SmallCap 600.

The SPDR S&P SmallCap 600 Value ETF (SLYV) invests 0.45% of its holdings in Actuant. The ETF aims to track a market cap–weighted index of US small-cap value stocks. The index selects from stocks with market capitalizations between $250 million and $1.2 billion.

The Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF (VIOV) invests 0.41% of its holdings in Actuant. The ETF is a market cap–weighted index of small-cap US stocks. The index uses three factors to select value stocks from the 600 stocks chosen by the S&P Committee.

Comparing Actuant to associated ETFs

Actuant’s price movements:

  • The year-to-date price movements for Actuant, PSCI, SLYV, and VIOV are -32.34%, -11.49%, -10.73%, and -11.22%, respectively.

Actuant’s valuation:

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios for Actuant, PSCI, SLYV, and VIOV are 39.13x, 29.92x, 34.88x, and 47.71x, respectively.
  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios for Actuant, PSCI, SLYV, and VIOV are 1.63x, 2.29x, 1.57x, and 1.59, respectively.

According to the above findings, ETFs are way ahead of Actuant based on price movement. However, Actuant has outperformed associated ETFs based on PE and PBV.

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