Briggs & Stratton Corporation (BGG) and Its Competitors Financial Results Comparison

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) is a company in the Diversified Machinery industry and that’s how we contrast it to its peers. The contrasting will be based on the profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.1% of Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.62% of all Diversified Machinery’s companies shares are owned by institutional investors. On other hand Briggs & Stratton Corporation has 0.2% of its shares owned by company insiders vs. an average of 6.40% insiders ownership for its peers.


On first table we have Briggs & Stratton Corporation and its peers? net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Briggs & Stratton Corporation -1.26% -4.50% -1.60%
Industry Average 7.91% 20.87% 8.47%

Valuation & Earnings

The following data compares Briggs & Stratton Corporation and its peers’ valuation, net income and gross revenue.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Briggs & Stratton Corporation 23.83M 1.89B 0.00
Industry Average 416.88M 5.27B 28.32

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 provides breakdown of recent ratings for Briggs & Stratton Corporation and its peers.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Briggs & Stratton Corporation 0 1 0 2.00
Industry Average 1.36 2.17 2.69 2.60

Briggs & Stratton Corporation currently has an average price target of $16, suggesting a potential upside of 25.49%. The competitors have a potential upside of 46.12%. By having stronger average rating and higher possible upside, Briggs & Stratton Corporation make research analysts believe that the company is more favorable than its competitors.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and its peers.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Briggs & Stratton Corporation -4.73% 0.08% -16.89% -36.81% -41.78% -1.45%
Industry Average 4.05% 9.62% 12.23% 11.54% 40.99% 23.20%

For the past year Briggs & Stratton Corporation has -1.45% weaker performance while Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s peers have 23.20% stronger performance.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Briggs & Stratton Corporation are 1.3 and 0.5. Competitively, Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s competitors have 2.16 and 1.49 for Current and Quick Ratio. Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s competitors have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Briggs & Stratton Corporation.

Risk & Volatility

Briggs & Stratton Corporation is 7.00% less volatile than S&P 500 because the company has a beta of 0.93. In other hand, Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s peers have beta of 1.39 which is 38.97% more volatile than S&P 500.


The annual dividend that Briggs & Stratton Corporation pay is $0.56 per share with a dividend yield of 4.41%. On the other side, 1.79% is the dividend yield of Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s peers.


Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s competitors beat Briggs & Stratton Corporation on 5 of the 5 factors.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, sells, and services gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment to the original equipment manufacturers in the United States. It operates in two segments, Engines and Products. The Engines segment offers four-cycle aluminum alloy gasoline engines that are used primarily by the lawn and garden equipment industry. Its products are used in various lawn and garden equipment applications, including walk-behind lawn mowers, riding lawn mowers, garden tillers, and snow throwers, as well as products for industrial, construction, agricultural, and other consumer applications that include portable and standby generators, pumps, and pressure washers. This segment also manufactures and sells replacement engines and service parts to sales and service distributors. The Products segment primarily provides a line of portable and standby generators, pressure washers, snow throwers, lawn and garden power equipment, turf care, and job site products. This segment sells its products through various channels of retail distribution, including consumer home centers, warehouse clubs, mass merchants, and independent dealers and distributors under its own brands, such as Briggs & Stratton, Simplicity, Snapper, Snapper Pro, Ferris, Allmand, Billy Goat, Murray, Branco, and Victa, as well as other brands comprising Craftsman and Troy-Bilt. The company also exports its products to customers in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Canada. Briggs & Stratton Corporation was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.