Alpha Pro Tech (APT) and Its Rivals Head-To-Head Comparison

Alpha Pro Tech (NYSE: APT) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Alpha Pro Tech to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Alpha Pro Tech has a beta of -1.13, indicating that its share price is 213% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alpha Pro Tech’s competitors have a beta of 0.67, indicating that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Alpha Pro Tech and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alpha Pro Tech 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alpha Pro Tech Competitors 375 1236 2017 104 2.50

As a group, “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies have a potential downside of 1.97%. Given Alpha Pro Tech’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alpha Pro Tech has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.3% of Alpha Pro Tech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Alpha Pro Tech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Alpha Pro Tech and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alpha Pro Tech 18.52% 32.11% 26.00%
Alpha Pro Tech Competitors -208.64% -62.70% -25.26%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alpha Pro Tech and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alpha Pro Tech $46.67 million $3.00 million 63.35
Alpha Pro Tech Competitors $1.25 billion $176.03 million 40.45

Alpha Pro Tech’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Alpha Pro Tech. Alpha Pro Tech is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Alpha Pro Tech competitors beat Alpha Pro Tech on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Alpha Pro Tech Company Profile

Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a line of disposable protective apparel and infection control, and building supply products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Building Supply and Disposable Protective Apparel. The Building Supply segment offers construction weatherization products, such as house wrap, synthetic roof underlayment, and other woven materials. The Disposable Protective Apparel segment provides shoecovers, bouffant caps, gowns, coveralls, lab coats, hoods, and frocks, as well as face masks and face shields. The company provides its products under the Alpha Pro Tech brand name, as well as under private labels. Its products are used primarily in cleanrooms; industrial safety manufacturing environments; health care facilities, such as hospitals, laboratories, and dental offices; pharmaceutical markets; and building and re-roofing sites. The company distributes its products through a network of purchasing groups, distributors, and independent sales representatives, as well as through its sales and marketing force. Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Markham, Canada.

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