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DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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Laser breakthrough could send stock soaring 2,467% (Ad)
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Gloom settles over Germany's economy, with businesses downbeat about the coming months
Sprouts, Block rise; Booking Holdings, Insulet fall, Friday, 2/23/2024
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DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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Laser breakthrough could send stock soaring 2,467% (Ad)
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Melrose Industries (MRO) Competitors

GBX 616.20
+1.80 (+0.29%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

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

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

Melrose Industries vs.

Melrose Industries (LON:MRO) and Spirax-Sarco Engineering (LON:SPX) are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, community ranking, media sentiment, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

In the previous week, Melrose Industries had 3 more articles in the media than Spirax-Sarco Engineering. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Melrose Industries and 2 mentions for Spirax-Sarco Engineering. Spirax-Sarco Engineering's average media sentiment score of 0.15 beat Melrose Industries' score of -0.09 indicating that Spirax-Sarco Engineering is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Melrose Industries
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Spirax-Sarco Engineering
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Melrose Industries has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spirax-Sarco Engineering has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Melrose Industries received 619 more outperform votes than Spirax-Sarco Engineering when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 84.67% of users gave Melrose Industries an outperform vote while only 54.98% of users gave Spirax-Sarco Engineering an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Melrose IndustriesOutperform Votes
1000
84.67%
Underperform Votes
181
15.33%
Spirax-Sarco EngineeringOutperform Votes
381
54.98%
Underperform Votes
312
45.02%

Spirax-Sarco Engineering has a net margin of 12.30% compared to Melrose Industries' net margin of -12.91%. Spirax-Sarco Engineering's return on equity of 19.05% beat Melrose Industries' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Melrose Industries-12.91% -0.35% 0.78%
Spirax-Sarco Engineering 12.30%19.05%8.95%

Melrose Industries presently has a consensus price target of GBX 573.33, suggesting a potential downside of 6.96%. Spirax-Sarco Engineering has a consensus price target of GBX 9,880, suggesting a potential downside of 5.50%. Given Spirax-Sarco Engineering's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Spirax-Sarco Engineering is more favorable than Melrose Industries.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Melrose Industries
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Spirax-Sarco Engineering
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

Spirax-Sarco Engineering has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Melrose Industries. Melrose Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Spirax-Sarco Engineering, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Melrose Industries£7.81B1.05-£21M-£0.02-30,810.00
Spirax-Sarco Engineering£1.71B4.51£210.50M£2.863,655.59

80.3% of Melrose Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.6% of Spirax-Sarco Engineering shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Melrose Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Spirax-Sarco Engineering shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Melrose Industries pays an annual dividend of GBX 6 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Spirax-Sarco Engineering pays an annual dividend of GBX 156 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Melrose Industries pays out -30,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Spirax-Sarco Engineering pays out 5,454.5% 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

Melrose Industries and Spirax-Sarco Engineering tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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MRO vs. The Competition

MetricMelrose IndustriesSpecialty Industrial Machinery IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£8.20B£4.41B£3.74B£1.36B
Dividend Yield0.98%2.49%4.20%12.27%
P/E Ratio-30,810.00217.72411.861,609.44
Price / Sales1.052,339.66584.20408,465.29
Price / Cash19.0110.1727.1433.37
Price / Book2.272.303.472.46
Net Income-£21M£481.36M£222.88M£189.92M
7 Day Performance0.88%1.20%0.54%-0.15%
1 Month Performance5.37%2.27%2.82%0.49%
1 Year Performance319.61%3.94%8.20%6.32%

Melrose Industries Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SPX
Spirax-Sarco Engineering
0.2744 of 5 stars
GBX 9,996
-1.6%
GBX 9,880
-1.2%
-12.3%£7.37B£1.71B3,507.3710,000News Coverage
SMIN
Smiths Group
1.9764 of 5 stars
GBX 1,592.50
-2.0%
GBX 1,846.67
+16.0%
-7.4%£5.53B£3.04B2,527.7815,156
WEIR
The Weir Group
0.8694 of 5 stars
GBX 1,792.50
-1.2%
GBX 2,157.50
+20.4%
+0.5%£4.65B£2.68B1,886.8412,627News Coverage
IMI
IMI
0.3673 of 5 stars
GBX 1,681
-2.4%
GBX 1,906.67
+13.4%
+15.1%£4.40B£2.16B1,807.5310,000
ROR
Rotork
0.1111 of 5 stars
GBX 311.80
-1.5%
GBX 342.50
+9.8%
-4.0%£2.69B£696.49M2,598.333,234
HLMA
Halma
0.1356 of 5 stars
GBX 2,151
-2.4%
GBX 2,240
+4.1%
+7.6%£8.17B£1.93B3,414.298,000News Coverage
IAG
International Consolidated Airlines Group
2.0898 of 5 stars
GBX 142.85
-2.2%
GBX 186
+30.2%
-7.7%£7.03B£28.62B460.8152,835News Coverage
ITRK
Intertek Group
0.4499 of 5 stars
GBX 4,323
-2.1%
GBX 4,651
+7.6%
+5.4%£6.98B£3.34B2,362.3043,597News Coverage
RTO
Rentokil Initial
1.4758 of 5 stars
GBX 396.30
-0.9%
GBX 639.44
+61.4%
-16.5%£9.99B£4.81B3,302.5058,600
DPLM
Diploma
0.3466 of 5 stars
GBX 3,300
-2.5%
GBX 3,210
-2.7%
+23.0%£4.42B£1.20B3,666.673,319Dividend Increase

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This page (LON:MRO) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff