Reviewing Belden Inc. (BDC)’s and Its Rivals results

As Industrial Electrical Equipment company, Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) is competing with its rivals based on the analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Belden Inc. has 0% of its shares held by institutional investors versus an average of 47.78% institutional ownership for its rivals. On other hand Belden Inc. has 0.3% of its shares held by company insiders versus an average of 8.35% insiders ownership for its rivals.


Table 1 has Belden Inc. and its rivals’ net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Belden Inc. 82,364,840.01% -15.80% -5.80%
Industry Average 21.80% 26.70% 8.86%

Earnings & Valuation

In next table we are comparing Belden Inc. and its rivals’ top-line revenue, valuation and net profit.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Belden Inc. 44.79M 54 0.00
Industry Average 145.81M 668.92M 18.22

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 provides breakdown of current ratings for Belden Inc. and its rivals.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Belden Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Industry Average 1.00 1.50 1.75 2.68

Belden Inc. presently has an average target price of $57, suggesting a potential upside of 4.07%. The rivals have a potential upside of 47.87%. Belden Inc.’s strong consensus rating and high possible upside, looks like is making analysts believe that the company is more favorable than its rivals.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Belden Inc. and its rivals.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Belden Inc. -0.54% 2.73% 8.95% -6.51% 9.17% 27.96%
Industry Average 2.90% 10.26% 27.44% 32.35% 48.59% 62.56%

For the past year Belden Inc. was less bullish than its rivals.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Belden Inc. are 1.9 and 1.4. Competitively, Belden Inc.’s rivals have 3.41 and 2.61 for Current and Quick Ratio. Belden Inc.’s competitors have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Belden Inc.

Risk and Volatility

Belden Inc. has a beta of 2.37 and its 137.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Belden Inc.’s rivals are 38.92% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 1.39 beta.


Belden Inc. does not pay a dividend.


Belden Inc.’s competitors beat on 3 of the 4 factors Belden Inc.

Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets signal transmission solutions worldwide. Its Broadcast Solutions segment offers camera solutions, production switchers, server and storage systems for instant replay applications, interfaces and routers, monitoring systems, network and playout systems, plant connectivity products, and cable and connectivity products for television broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV industries. The companyÂ’s Enterprise Connectivity Solutions segment provides copper cable and connectivity solutions, fiber cable and connectivity solutions, and racks and enclosures; and power, cooling, and airflow management products for mission-critical data center operations. Its Industrial Connectivity Solutions segment offers infrastructure components and on-machine connectivity systems, including industrial and input/output (I/O) connectors, industrial cables, IP and networking cables, I/O modules, distribution boxes, ruggedized controls and sensors, customer specific wiring solutions, and load-moment indicator systems, as well as controllers and sensors for use in industrial automation applications. The companyÂ’s Industrial IT Solutions segment provides security devices, Ethernet switches and related equipment, routers and gateways, network management software, and wireless systems for use in factory automation, power generation and distribution, process automation, and infrastructure projects. Its Network Security Solutions segment offers software and services to detect, prevent, and respond against cyberattacks and data breaches in the utilities and energy, finance, insurance, technology, communications, retail, and healthcare markets, as well as to the government. Belden Inc. sells its products to distributors, end-users, installers, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as Belden CDT Inc. and changed its name to Belden Inc. in May 2007. Belden Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.