Global Power Equipment Group (NASDAQ: GLPW) and Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) are both small-cap industrial goods companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Global Power Equipment Group and Flow International Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Power Equipment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Flow International Corp 1 2 4 0 2.43

Flow International Corp has a consensus price target of $39.25, suggesting a potential upside of 8.04%. Given Flow International Corp’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Flow International Corp is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Global Power Equipment Group and Flow International Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Power Equipment Group $589.00 million 0.06 -$25.53 million N/A N/A
Flow International Corp $1.89 billion 0.81 $190.40 million N/A N/A

Flow International Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Group.

Profitability

This table compares Global Power Equipment Group and Flow International Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Power Equipment Group 3.41% 8.49% 5.99%
Flow International Corp N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Flow International Corp beats Global Power Equipment Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Power Equipment Group Company Profile

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing company providing an array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. The Products segment includes two primary product categories: Mechanical Solutions, which designs, engineers and manufactures a portfolio of equipment for utility-scale natural gas turbines, and Electrical Solutions, which provides custom-configured electrical houses and generator enclosures for various industries. The Services segment provides lifecycle maintenance, repair, on-site specialty support, outage management, construction and fabrication services for the power generation, industrial, chemical/petrochemical processing, and oil and gas industries. Its products portfolio span from auxiliary equipment for gas turbines to small, high alloy parts, such as seals, shims and brackets. It also offers a range of services that have been managing plant asset value.

Flow International Corp Company Profile

SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services. It operates through three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation, and separation systems and components; heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies; and turn-key systems primarily under the Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Power and Energy segment provides pumps, valves, and related accessories primarily for customers in oil and gas, and nuclear and other conventional power industries under the APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty, and Vokes brands. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team, and Stone brands. It primarily serves customers in chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. SPX FLOW, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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