CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) and Dresser-Rand Group (NYSE:DRC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.3% of CIRCOR International shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of CIRCOR International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CIRCOR International and Dresser-Rand Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CIRCOR International 1 1 3 0 2.40
Dresser-Rand Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

CIRCOR International currently has a consensus target price of $64.40, indicating a potential upside of 8.45%. Given CIRCOR International’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe CIRCOR International is more favorable than Dresser-Rand Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CIRCOR International and Dresser-Rand Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CIRCOR International $584.67 million 1.68 $56.38 million $0.67 88.63
Dresser-Rand Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CIRCOR International has higher revenue and earnings than Dresser-Rand Group.


This table compares CIRCOR International and Dresser-Rand Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CIRCOR International 1.88% 7.21% 4.03%
Dresser-Rand Group -4.64% -7.65% -2.86%


CIRCOR International pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Dresser-Rand Group does not pay a dividend. CIRCOR International pays out 22.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


CIRCOR International beats Dresser-Rand Group on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

CIRCOR International Company Profile

CIRCOR International, Inc. (CIRCOR) designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and sub-systems for markets, including oil and gas, aerospace, power and process, and industrial solutions. The Company operates through two segments: CIRCOR Energy (Energy segment (Energy)) and CIRCOR Advanced Flow Solutions (Advanced Flow Solutions segment (AFS)). Energy provides engineered integrated flow control solutions, valves and services primarily in the oil and gas end market. AFS is a flow control technology platform. Energy provides its flow control solutions and services through the brands, including Circle Seal Controls, DeltaValve, Contromatics, Dopak Sampling and others. AFS manufactures and markets control valves, automatic recirculation valves, regulators, fluid controls, actuation systems, landing gear components, pneumatic controls, electro-mechanical controls, and other flow control products and systems. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 19 manufacturing facilities.

Dresser-Rand Group Company Profile

Dresser-Rand Group Inc. is a supplier of custom-engineered rotating equipment solutions for long-life, critical applications in the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, process, power generation, military and other industries around the world. The Company operates through two segments: New Units and Aftermarket Parts and Services. New Units segment offers standardized equipment, such as engines and single stage steam turbines. The Company’s Aftermarket Parts and Services segment offer a range of aftermarket parts and services, including replacement parts, field service turnaround, service and repair, operation and maintenance contracts, rotor/spare parts storage, condition monitoring, controls retrofit, site/reliability audits, remote area energy solutions, equipment repair and re-rates, equipment installation, applied technology, long-term service agreements, special coatings/welding, product training, turnkey installation/project management and energy asset management.

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