Contrasting Unique Fabricating (UFAB) and Its Rivals

Unique Fabricating (NYSE: UFAB) is one of 54 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Unique Fabricating to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.8% of Unique Fabricating shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Unique Fabricating shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Unique Fabricating has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unique Fabricating’s rivals have a beta of 2.02, indicating that their average share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Unique Fabricating and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Unique Fabricating 0 0 0 0 N/A
Unique Fabricating Competitors 732 2284 2422 123 2.35

As a group, “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies have a potential upside of 5.30%. Given Unique Fabricating’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Unique Fabricating has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Unique Fabricating and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Unique Fabricating $152.49 million -$9.07 million -20.22
Unique Fabricating Competitors $6.51 billion $135.14 million 7.25

Unique Fabricating’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Unique Fabricating. Unique Fabricating is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Unique Fabricating and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Unique Fabricating -5.42% -10.09% -3.50%
Unique Fabricating Competitors -2.51% -98.91% -0.07%

Summary

Unique Fabricating rivals beat Unique Fabricating on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Unique Fabricating Company Profile

Unique Fabricating, Inc. engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration, harshness, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative, and other functional applications. It offers die cut non-metallic materials and components, such as precision die cutting, thermoforming, fusion molding, and reaction injection molding polyurethane products; thermoformed molded products, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) air ducts, as well as door water shields, evaporator liners, console bin mats and fender insulators, and others; and fusion molded products comprising exterior mirror seals, cowl-to-hood seals, and cowl-to-fender seals, as well as other noise, vibration, and harshness management and sealing applications, such as fillers, spacers, and gaskets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and tiered suppliers in the automotive and heavy-duty truck, appliance, water heater, HVAC, aerospace, and medical markets in North America. Unique Fabricating, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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