Reviewing L.S. Starrett (NYSE:SCX) & RBC Bearings (NYSE:RBCP)

RBC Bearings (NYSE:RBCPGet Free Report) and L.S. Starrett (NYSE:SCXGet Free Report) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares RBC Bearings and L.S. Starrett’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RBC Bearings $1.56 billion N/A N/A N/A N/A
L.S. Starrett $250.75 million 0.48 $23.09 million $1.66 9.75

L.S. Starrett has lower revenue, but higher earnings than RBC Bearings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for RBC Bearings and L.S. Starrett, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RBC Bearings 0 0 0 0 N/A
L.S. Starrett 0 0 0 0 N/A


RBC Bearings pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. L.S. Starrett pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. L.S. Starrett pays out 24.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

43.4% of L.S. Starrett shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of L.S. Starrett shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares RBC Bearings and L.S. Starrett’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RBC Bearings N/A N/A N/A
L.S. Starrett 5.02% 2.44% 1.67%


L.S. Starrett beats RBC Bearings on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RBC Bearings

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RBC Bearings Incorporated manufactures and markets engineered precision bearings, components, and systems in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Aerospace/Defense and Industrial. The company produces plain bearings with self-lubricating or metal-to-metal designs, including rod end bearings, spherical plain bearings, and journal bearings; roller bearings, such as tapered roller bearings, needle roller bearings, and needle bearing track rollers and cam followers, which are anti-friction products that are used in industrial applications and military aircraft platforms; and ball bearings include high precision aerospace, airframe control, thin section, and industrial ball bearings that utilize high precision ball elements to reduce friction in high-speed applications. In addition, it offers mounted bearing products include mounted ball bearings, mounted roller bearings, and mounted plain bearings; and enclosed gearing product lines, including quantis gearmotor, torque arm, tigear, magnagear and maxum, and controlled start transmission. Further, the company's power transmission components include mechanical drive components, couplings, and conveyor components; engineered hydraulics and valves for aircraft and submarine applications, and aerospace and defense aftermarket services; fasteners; precision mechanical components, which are used in various general industrial applications; and machine tool collets that are used for holding circulars or rod-like pieces. It serves automotive, tool holding, agricultural and semiconductor machinery, commercial and defense aerospace, ground defense, construction and mining, oil and natural resource extraction, heavy truck, marine, rail and train, material handling, food and beverage, packaging and canning, wind, and general industrial markets through its direct sales force, and a network of industrial and aerospace distributors. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in Oxford, Connecticut.

About L.S. Starrett

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The L.S. Starrett Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells industrial, professional, and consumer measuring and cutting tools, and related products in North America, Brazil, and China. The company's products include precision tools, electronic gauges, gage blocks, optical vision and laser measuring equipment, custom engineered granite solutions, tape measures, levels, chalk products, squares, band saw blades, hole saws, hacksaw blades, jig saw blades, and reciprocating saw blades, as well as M1 lubricant and precision ground flat stock products. It also provides measuring tools, such as micrometers, vernier calipers, height distributors, depth gages, electronic gages, dial indicators, steel rules, combination squares, and custom and non-contact gaging such as vision, optical, and measurement systems. In addition, the company offers hand tools for measuring, marking, and layout that include tapes, levels, chalk lines, and other products for building trades, and construction and retail trades. It primarily distributes its precision hand tools, and saw and construction products through distributors or resellers. The company serves metalworking, wood, food, semi-conductor production, aerospace, medical, oil and gas, machinery, government, equipment, and automotive markets; marine and farm equipment shops, and DIY enthusiasts; and tradesmen, which comprise builders, carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. The L.S. Starrett Company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Athol, Massachusetts.

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