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RS Group (RS1) Competitors

GBX 740.50
-19.50 (-2.57%)
(As of 01:45 PM ET)

RS1 vs. DPLM, GFTU, EZJ, IDS, ROR, BAB, IMI, QQ, WEIR, and WIZZ

Should you be buying RS Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of RS Group include Diploma (DPLM), Grafton Group (GFTU), easyJet (EZJ), International Distributions Services (IDS), Rotork (ROR), Babcock International Group (BAB), IMI (IMI), QinetiQ Group (QQ), The Weir Group (WEIR), and Wizz Air (WIZZ). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

RS Group vs.

RS Group (LON:RS1) and Diploma (LON:DPLM) are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, media sentiment, community ranking, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

RS Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Diploma pays an annual dividend of GBX 57 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. RS Group pays out 5,641.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Diploma pays out 6,627.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. RS Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Diploma has a net margin of 9.25% compared to RS Group's net margin of 6.24%. Diploma's return on equity of 13.39% beat RS Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RS Group6.24% 13.23% 6.43%
Diploma 9.25%13.39%8.11%

RS Group presently has a consensus price target of GBX 882.50, indicating a potential upside of 17.75%. Diploma has a consensus price target of GBX 3,950, indicating a potential downside of 5.50%. Given RS Group's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe RS Group is more favorable than Diploma.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RS Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Diploma
1 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60

87.6% of RS Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.7% of Diploma shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of RS Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Diploma shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
RS Group£2.94B1.21£183.70M£0.391,916.76
Diploma£1.26B4.45£116.10M£0.864,860.47

Diploma received 270 more outperform votes than RS Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.95% of users gave Diploma an outperform vote while only 43.48% of users gave RS Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
RS GroupOutperform Votes
10
43.48%
Underperform Votes
13
56.52%
DiplomaOutperform Votes
280
61.95%
Underperform Votes
172
38.05%

RS Group has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diploma has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, RS Group had 22 more articles in the media than Diploma. MarketBeat recorded 24 mentions for RS Group and 2 mentions for Diploma. RS Group's average media sentiment score of 0.20 beat Diploma's score of 0.20 indicating that RS Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
RS Group
7 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
8 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
2 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Diploma
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

RS Group and Diploma tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding RS1 and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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RS1 vs. The Competition

MetricRS GroupIndustrial Distribution IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£3.54B£4.03B£3.78B£1.42B
Dividend Yield2.71%4.46%4.39%11.83%
P/E Ratio1,916.76580.47405.531,699.30
Price / Sales1.2162.66571.82289,546.42
Price / Cash11.5460.3627.0832.84
Price / Book2.482.113.742.72
Net Income£183.70M£241.10M£194.11M£165.45M
7 Day Performance-9.39%-0.78%3.12%2.89%
1 Month Performance5.36%-2.21%5.64%5.85%
1 Year Performance-5.23%1.91%19.78%13.37%

RS Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
DPLM
Diploma
0.1649 of 5 stars
GBX 4,210
0.0%
GBX 3,950
-6.2%
+43.5%£5.64B£1.26B4,895.353,319Dividend Increase
GFTU
Grafton Group
0.954 of 5 stars
GBX 985
+0.3%
GBX 1,146.67
+16.4%
+18.4%£1.97B£2.32B1,172.629,000
EZJ
easyJet
1.8871 of 5 stars
GBX 464.90
-2.1%
GBX 655
+40.9%
-8.7%£3.50B£8.17B1,081.1616,697Dividend Cut
IDS
International Distributions Services
0.7999 of 5 stars
GBX 322
-0.5%
GBX 277.67
-13.8%
+56.9%£3.09B£12.07B-306.67162,511
ROR
Rotork
0.2685 of 5 stars
GBX 342.40
+0.5%
GBX 336.67
-1.7%
+2.9%£2.93B£719.15M2,633.853,342
BAB
Babcock International Group
0.1492 of 5 stars
GBX 551.50
+2.4%
GBX 559.80
+1.5%
+78.9%£2.79B£4.47B9,191.6726,115Gap Down
IMI
IMI
0.3271 of 5 stars
GBX 1,900
-0.1%
GBX 1,983.33
+4.4%
+15.6%£4.94B£2.20B2,043.0110,000
QQ
QinetiQ Group
0.7866 of 5 stars
GBX 372
-0.4%
GBX 443.40
+19.2%
-1.2%£2.12B£1.79B2,066.678,268Dividend Increase
Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
WEIR
The Weir Group
0.2835 of 5 stars
GBX 2,168
-1.5%
GBX 2,188.75
+1.0%
+20.9%£5.63B£2.64B2,463.6412,391Analyst Forecast
WIZZ
Wizz Air
0.3207 of 5 stars
GBX 1,950
-2.5%
GBX 2,500
+28.2%
-25.7%£2.02B£4.91B-447.257,389

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This page (LON:RS1) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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