PMFG (NASDAQ: PMFG) and CECO Environmental Corp. (NASDAQ:CECE) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

CECO Environmental Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. PMFG does not pay a dividend. CECO Environmental Corp. pays out -25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.3% of CECO Environmental Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of CECO Environmental Corp. 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 PMFG and CECO Environmental Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PMFG 0 0 0 0 N/A
CECO Environmental Corp. 0 3 0 1 2.50

CECO Environmental Corp. has a consensus target price of $12.33, indicating a potential upside of 73.95%. Given CECO Environmental Corp.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CECO Environmental Corp. is more favorable than PMFG.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PMFG and CECO Environmental Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PMFG N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CECO Environmental Corp. $388.10 million 0.63 $49.13 million ($1.16) -6.11

CECO Environmental Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than PMFG.

Profitability

This table compares PMFG and CECO Environmental Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PMFG -17.71% -31.49% -16.26%
CECO Environmental Corp. -10.27% 14.60% 5.97%

Summary

CECO Environmental Corp. beats PMFG on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

PMFG Company Profile

PMFG, Inc. is a provider of custom-engineered systems and products designed for the delivery of energy. The Company operates in two segments: Process Products and Environmental Systems. The Process Products segment produces specialized systems and products that remove contaminants from gases and liquids, reducing maintenance and extending the life of energy infrastructure. The Process Products segment also includes industrial silencing equipment to control noise pollution on a range of industrial equipment and pulsation dampeners that reduce vibration. The Environmental Systems segment designs, engineers and installs systems for combustion modification, fuel conversions and post-combustion nitrogen oxide (NOX) control for both new and existing sources. The Company’s environmental control systems are used for air pollution abatement and converting burners to accommodate alternative sources of fuel.

CECO Environmental Corp. Company Profile

CECO Environmental Corp. is a provider of engineered technologies to the environmental, energy, and fluid handling and filtration industrial segments. The Company is focused on engineering, designing, building and installing systems that capture, clean and destroy airborne contaminants from industrial facilities, as well as equipment that controls emissions from such facilities, and fluid handling and filtration systems. Its Environmental segment is engaged in the design and manufacture of product recovery and air pollution control technologies that enable its customers to meet compliance targets for toxic emissions, fumes, volatile organic compounds, process and industrial odors. Its Energy segment provides customized solutions for the power and petrochemical industry. Its Fluid Handling and Filtration segment provides the design and manufacture of pump, filtration and fume exhaust solutions.

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