Reviewing Toshiba (TOSYY) and The Competition

Toshiba (OTCMKTS: TOSYY) is one of 25 public companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Toshiba to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Toshiba shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of shares of all “Computer & office equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Toshiba pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Toshiba pays out 112.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Computer & office equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 45.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Toshiba lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Volatility and Risk

Toshiba has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Toshiba’s peers have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Toshiba and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Toshiba 1 0 0 0 1.00
Toshiba Competitors 418 2047 2608 98 2.46

As a group, “Computer & office equipment” companies have a potential upside of 28.09%. Given Toshiba’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Toshiba has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Toshiba and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Toshiba 27.70% 0.76% 0.32%
Toshiba Competitors -0.55% -14.46% 7.68%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Toshiba and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Toshiba $33.28 billion $9.13 billion 187.75
Toshiba Competitors $13.80 billion $1.28 billion -99.80

Toshiba has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Toshiba is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Toshiba peers beat Toshiba on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets electronic and electrical products and systems worldwide. It operates through six segments: Energy Systems & Solutions, Infrastructure Systems & Solutions, Retail & Printing Solutions, Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions, Industrial ICT Solutions, and Others. The company offers infrastructure systems, including power, transmission and distribution, industrial, railway transportation, security and automation, broadcasting and network, water and environmental, building, and POS systems; airport facilities and solid-state weather radars; elevators and escalators; and printing and IT solutions. It also provides electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors, storage products, microwave semiconductors and components, materials and devices, and display devices and components; and digital products comprising computers and tablets, memory products, SSDs, televisions, Blu-ray products, and home appliances. In addition, the company offers nuclear power generation systems, thermal power generation systems, light fixtures, air-conditioners, building and facility solutions, multi-function peripherals, hard disk drives, cloud solutions, visual products, etc. Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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