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How Has Pentair Performed Compared to Its Peers?

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Oct. 21 2015, Published 5:17 p.m. ET

Pentair and its peers

An analysis of Pentair (PNR) and its peers is as follows:

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Pentair, Emerson Electric (EMR), Dover (DOV), Xylem (XYL), and A. O. Smith (AOS) are 17.05x, 12.78x, 15.16x, 18.75x, and 27.33x, respectively.

  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of Pentair, Emerson, Dover, Xylem, and A. O. Smith are 2.05x, 3.51x, 2.72x, 3.04x, and 4.39x, respectively.
  • The EPS (earnings per share) of Pentair and Dover are $0.63 and $1.19, respectively, in 3Q15.

Thus, Pentair’s peers have outperformed it based on PBV.

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ETFs that invest in Pentair

The PowerShares Global Water ETF (PIO) invests 8.3% of its holdings in Pentair. The ETF tracks a modified liquidity-weighted index of global companies that create products to conserve and purify water for homes, businesses, and industries.

The PowerShares Water Resource ETF (PHO) invests 8.0% of its holdings in Pentair. The ETF tracks a modified liquidity-weighted index of US-listed companies that create products to conserve and purify water.

The Guggenheim S&P Global Water ETF (CGW) invests 6.3% of its holdings in Pentair. The ETF aims to track a market-cap–weighted index of global water utilities, infrastructure, and water equipment and material companies.

Pentair and its ETFs compared

An analysis of Pentair and its ETFs is as follows:

  • The year-to-date price movements of Pentair, PIO, PHO, and CGW are -16.9%, -3.9%, -13.6%, and 0.61%, respectively.
  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Pentair, PIO, PHO, and CGW are 17.05x, 22.01x, 37.75x, and 23.53x, respectively.
  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of Pentair, PIO, PHO, and CGW are 2.15x, 2.32x, 2.62x, and 2.36x, respectively.

Thus, the ETFs have outperformed Pentair based on price movement, PE, and PBV.

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