Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) and Cemtrex (NASDAQ:CETX) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tetra Tech and Cemtrex’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tetra Tech $2.03 billion 1.32 $212.17 million $1.89 24.74
Cemtrex $121.38 million 0.27 $9.32 million $0.57 5.86

Tetra Tech has higher revenue and earnings than Cemtrex. Cemtrex is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tetra Tech, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Tetra Tech has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cemtrex has a beta of -0.43, meaning that its share price is 143% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.9% of Tetra Tech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.5% of Cemtrex shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Tetra Tech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 47.0% of Cemtrex shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Tetra Tech pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Cemtrex pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Tetra Tech pays out 21.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cemtrex pays out 3.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares Tetra Tech and Cemtrex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tetra Tech 4.04% 13.70% 6.66%
Cemtrex 4.36% 26.07% 9.44%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Tetra Tech and Cemtrex, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tetra Tech 0 4 4 0 2.50
Cemtrex 0 2 0 0 2.00

Tetra Tech presently has a consensus target price of $47.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.60%. Given Tetra Tech’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Tetra Tech is more favorable than Cemtrex.

Summary

Tetra Tech beats Cemtrex on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech, Inc. is a provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company’s segments include Water, Environment and Infrastructure (WEI), Resource Management and Energy (RME), and Remediation and Construction Management (RCM). The WEI segment provides consulting and engineering services. The RME segment provides consulting and engineering services across the world for a range of resource management and energy needs. The Company includes wind-down of its non-core construction activities in the RCM segment. Its solutions span the entire life cycle of consulting and engineering projects and include applied science, research and technology, engineering, design, construction management, operations and maintenance, and information technology. It provides its services to a diverse base of international, the United States commercial, the United Sates federal clients.

About Cemtrex

Cemtrex, Inc. is a diversified technology company, which provides solutions to industrial and manufacturing needs. The Company provides manufacturing services of electronic system assemblies; provides broad-based industrial services, instruments and emission monitors for industrial processes, and provides industrial air filtration and environmental control systems. It operates through two segments: Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) segment and the Industrial Products & Services (IPS) segment. The Company, through its electronics manufacturing services (EMS) group, provides end to end electronic manufacturing services, which include product design and sustaining engineering services, printed circuit board assembly and production, cabling and wire harnessing, systems integration, testing services, and assembled electronic products. The Industrial Products & Services segment provides single-source services for in plant equipment erection, relocation and maintenance.

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