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Intertek Group (ITRK) Competitors

GBX 4,850
+10.00 (+0.21%)
(As of 04/18/2024 ET)

ITRK vs. RTO, SRP, IAG, MRO, HLMA, SPX, SMIN, WEIR, DPLM, and IMI

Should you be buying Intertek Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Intertek Group include Rentokil Initial (RTO), Serco Group (SRP), International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), Melrose Industries (MRO), Halma (HLMA), Spirax-Sarco Engineering (SPX), Smiths Group (SMIN), The Weir Group (WEIR), Diploma (DPLM), and IMI (IMI). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

Intertek Group vs.

Intertek Group (LON:ITRK) and Rentokil Initial (LON:RTO) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, media sentiment, profitability, analyst recommendations, community ranking and risk.

Intertek Group has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rentokil Initial has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Rentokil Initial received 235 more outperform votes than Intertek Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 65.66% of users gave Rentokil Initial an outperform vote while only 48.50% of users gave Intertek Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Intertek GroupOutperform Votes
373
48.50%
Underperform Votes
396
51.50%
Rentokil InitialOutperform Votes
608
65.66%
Underperform Votes
318
34.34%

In the previous week, Intertek Group and Intertek Group both had 5 articles in the media. Intertek Group's average media sentiment score of 0.58 beat Rentokil Initial's score of 0.45 indicating that Intertek Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Intertek Group
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Rentokil Initial
0 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Intertek Group has a net margin of 8.93% compared to Rentokil Initial's net margin of 7.09%. Intertek Group's return on equity of 23.76% beat Rentokil Initial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intertek Group8.93% 23.76% 8.99%
Rentokil Initial 7.09%9.31%3.94%

74.4% of Intertek Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.0% of Rentokil Initial shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Intertek Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Rentokil Initial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Intertek Group presently has a consensus price target of GBX 4,751, indicating a potential downside of 2.04%. Rentokil Initial has a consensus price target of GBX 636.80, indicating a potential upside of 54.23%. Given Rentokil Initial's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Rentokil Initial is more favorable than Intertek Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intertek Group
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Rentokil Initial
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60

Rentokil Initial has higher revenue and earnings than Intertek Group. Intertek Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rentokil Initial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Intertek Group£3.33B2.35£297.40M£1.832,650.27
Rentokil Initial£5.38B1.93£381M£0.152,752.67

Intertek Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 112 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Rentokil Initial pays an annual dividend of GBX 9 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Intertek Group pays out 6,120.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Rentokil Initial pays out 6,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Rentokil Initial beats Intertek Group on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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ITRK vs. The Competition

MetricIntertek GroupSpecialty Business Services IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£7.83B£5.83B£3.79B£1.39B
Dividend Yield2.25%5.00%4.03%11.72%
P/E Ratio2,650.27882.77400.591,763.19
Price / Sales2.35116.51627.40324,841.96
Price / Cash25.5335.3326.9833.39
Price / Book5.913.403.702.47
Net Income£297.40M£165.62M£223.77M£184.28M
7 Day PerformanceN/A-0.89%-1.34%-0.44%
1 Month Performance0.02%76.28%5.56%7.67%
1 Year Performance17.83%100.62%17.23%16.92%

Intertek Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
RTO
Rentokil Initial
3.1217 of 5 stars
GBX 442.20
-1.5%
GBX 666.67
+50.8%
-25.6%£11.14B£5.38B2,948.0062,931Analyst Report
News Coverage
SRP
Serco Group
0.3028 of 5 stars
GBX 182.30
-1.7%
GBX 190
+4.2%
+17.6%£1.97B£4.87B1,012.7850,000Gap Down
IAG
International Consolidated Airlines Group
1.7698 of 5 stars
GBX 157.80
-1.7%
GBX 205
+29.9%
+6.9%£7.76B£29.45B366.9854,669
MRO
Melrose Industries
0.6719 of 5 stars
GBX 631.60
-2.7%
GBX 590
-6.6%
+282.0%£8.34B£3.35B-31,580.0037,694
HLMA
Halma
0.0664 of 5 stars
GBX 2,204
-1.6%
GBX 2,315
+5.0%
-3.1%£8.37B£1.93B3,498.418,000News Coverage
SPX
Spirax-Sarco Engineering
1.8234 of 5 stars
GBX 9,455
-0.8%
£101.50
+7.4%
-18.5%£6.96B£1.68B3,797.1910,000
SMIN
Smiths Group
1.6844 of 5 stars
GBX 1,597
-2.6%
GBX 1,846.67
+15.6%
-4.9%£5.54B£3.05B2,419.7015,156
WEIR
The Weir Group
0.7088 of 5 stars
GBX 2,008
-1.9%
GBX 2,226.67
+10.9%
+3.8%£5.21B£2.64B2,281.8212,391
DPLM
Diploma
0.1992 of 5 stars
GBX 3,526
-1.5%
GBX 3,450
-2.2%
+31.6%£4.73B£1.20B3,917.783,319Dividend Increase
IMI
IMI
0.952 of 5 stars
GBX 1,736
-3.6%
GBX 1,983.33
+14.2%
+13.5%£4.54B£2.20B1,866.6710,000

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This page (LON:ITRK) was last updated on 4/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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