ESCO Technologies (ESE) Competitors

$102.84
-1.44 (-1.38%)
(As of 10:00 AM ET)

ESE vs. NSSC, AIN, ATMU, YOU, BRC, MWA, REZI, JBT, GEF, and ALG

Should you be buying ESCO Technologies stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of ESCO Technologies include Napco Security Technologies (NSSC), Albany International (AIN), Atmus Filtration Technologies (ATMU), Clear Secure (YOU), Brady (BRC), Mueller Water Products (MWA), Resideo Technologies (REZI), John Bean Technologies (JBT), Greif (GEF), and Alamo Group (ALG). These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

ESCO Technologies vs.

ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) and Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, community ranking, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, media sentiment, dividends and profitability.

ESCO Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Napco Security Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. ESCO Technologies pays out 8.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Napco Security Technologies pays out 33.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

ESCO Technologies has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Napco Security Technologies has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

95.7% of ESCO Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.1% of Napco Security Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of ESCO Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.5% of Napco Security Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Napco Security Technologies has a net margin of 25.08% compared to ESCO Technologies' net margin of 9.60%. Napco Security Technologies' return on equity of 30.81% beat ESCO Technologies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ESCO Technologies9.60% 8.59% 5.62%
Napco Security Technologies 25.08%30.81%25.98%

ESCO Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $120.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.81%. Napco Security Technologies has a consensus price target of $33.60, suggesting a potential downside of 21.71%. Given ESCO Technologies' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe ESCO Technologies is more favorable than Napco Security Technologies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ESCO Technologies
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Napco Security Technologies
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

ESCO Technologies received 140 more outperform votes than Napco Security Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 61.38% of users gave Napco Security Technologies an outperform vote while only 58.56% of users gave ESCO Technologies an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
ESCO TechnologiesOutperform Votes
407
58.56%
Underperform Votes
288
41.44%
Napco Security TechnologiesOutperform Votes
267
61.38%
Underperform Votes
168
38.62%

In the previous week, Napco Security Technologies had 4 more articles in the media than ESCO Technologies. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Napco Security Technologies and 1 mentions for ESCO Technologies. Napco Security Technologies' average media sentiment score of 1.13 beat ESCO Technologies' score of 0.77 indicating that Napco Security Technologies is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
ESCO Technologies
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Napco Security Technologies
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

ESCO Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Napco Security Technologies. ESCO Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Napco Security Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
ESCO Technologies$956.03M2.78$92.54M$3.6028.57
Napco Security Technologies$170M9.30$27.13M$1.1936.11

Summary

Napco Security Technologies beats ESCO Technologies on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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ESE vs. The Competition

MetricESCO TechnologiesCommunications equipment IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$2.65B$622.32M$9.29B$17.27B
Dividend Yield0.31%1.74%2.05%3.52%
P/E Ratio28.5715.1918.8221.30
Price / Sales2.7874.048.6210.17
Price / Cash18.4529.4426.8817.79
Price / Book2.342.333.744.85
Net Income$92.54M-$4.75M$471.59M$964.49M
7 Day Performance4.23%2.05%0.87%1.10%
1 Month Performance0.26%0.50%-4.12%-3.19%
1 Year Performance8.17%-6.22%11.19%90.38%

ESCO Technologies Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NSSC
Napco Security Technologies
1.6443 of 5 stars
$43.32
+4.6%
$33.60
-22.4%
+27.6%$1.59B$170M36.401,150News Coverage
Positive News
High Trading Volume
AIN
Albany International
4.3937 of 5 stars
$88.08
+0.6%
$110.50
+25.5%
-3.4%$2.75B$1.15B24.815,600Upcoming Earnings
ATMU
Atmus Filtration Technologies
0.3243 of 5 stars
$31.01
+0.7%
$32.67
+5.3%
N/A$2.58B$1.63B0.004,500
YOU
Clear Secure
3.5912 of 5 stars
$17.85
+0.3%
$28.40
+59.1%
-31.9%$2.83B$613.58M59.503,698
BRC
Brady
3.429 of 5 stars
$59.04
+0.6%
$65.00
+10.1%
+14.4%$2.85B$1.33B15.425,600
MWA
Mueller Water Products
4.2877 of 5 stars
$16.18
+2.3%
$17.50
+8.2%
+21.1%$2.53B$1.28B32.363,200
REZI
Resideo Technologies
2.6982 of 5 stars
$19.78
+2.6%
$16.00
-19.1%
+10.4%$2.87B$6.24B13.9314,000Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
JBT
John Bean Technologies
3.687 of 5 stars
$91.59
+1.4%
$121.00
+32.1%
-16.1%$2.88B$1.66B4.865,100
GEF
Greif
3.9383 of 5 stars
$62.15
+0.5%
$77.25
+24.3%
-2.3%$2.91B$5.15B10.7512,000
ALG
Alamo Group
1.9214 of 5 stars
$204.99
+0.2%
$215.33
+5.0%
+12.0%$2.47B$1.69B18.044,350Upcoming Earnings
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This page (NYSE:ESE) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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