Latham Group (SWIM) versus The Competition Critical Comparison

Latham Group (NASDAQ:SWIMGet Rating) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Latham Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Latham Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Latham Group -9.89% 5.07% 1.95%
Latham Group Competitors 3.94% 3.26% 5.07%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Latham Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Latham Group 0 2 7 0 2.78
Latham Group Competitors 116 674 794 41 2.47

Latham Group presently has a consensus price target of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 73.61%. As a group, “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 37.76%. Given Latham Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Latham Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Latham Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Latham Group $630.46 million -$62.35 million -23.14
Latham Group Competitors $2.32 billion $139.30 million 17.20

Latham Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Latham Group. Latham Group 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

22.0% of Latham Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.5% of shares of all “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.6% of Latham Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.0% of shares of all “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Latham Group rivals beat Latham Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Latham Group (Get Rating)

Latham Group, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets in-ground residential swimming pools in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. It offers a portfolio of pools and related products, including in-ground swimming pools, pool covers, and pool liners. The company was formerly known as Latham Topco, Inc. and changed its name to Latham Group, Inc. in March 2021. Latham Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Latham, New York.

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