SPX Corp (NASDAQ: SPXC) and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.


Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. SPX Corp does not pay a dividend. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. pays out 18.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SPX Corp and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SPX Corp $1.43 billion 0.88 $88.70 million N/A N/A
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. $1.31 billion 0.43 $111.10 million $2.66 17.39

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than SPX Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for SPX Corp and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPX Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. 0 1 1 0 2.50

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. has a consensus target price of $43.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.95%. Given Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is more favorable than SPX Corp.


This table compares SPX Corp and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPX Corp -2.37% -15.86% -1.74%
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. 2.50% 16.90% 4.14%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.1% of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.0% of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. beats SPX Corp on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SPX Corp

SPX Corporation is a global supplier of infrastructure equipment. The Company operates through three segments: HVAC; Detection and Measurement, and Engineered Solutions. The HVAC solutions offered by its businesses include package cooling towers, residential and commercial boilers, heating and ventilation products. Its detection and measurement product lines encompass underground pipe and cable locators, and inspection equipment. Within its power platform, it is a manufacturer of medium and large power transformers, as well as equipment for various types of power plant, including cooling equipment, heat exchangers and pollution control systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in approximately 15 countries.

About Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is a diversified international company providing supply chain management outsourcing services, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble its products. The Company operates in three segments: Supply Technologies, Assembly Components and Engineered Products. Supply Technologies provides its customers with Total Supply Management, which manages every aspect of supplying production parts and materials to its customers’ manufacturing floor, from strategic planning to program implementation. Assembly Components manufactures products oriented towards fuel efficiency and reduced emission standards. Engineered Products segment operates a group of manufacturing businesses that design and manufacture a range of products, including induction heating and melting systems, pipe threading systems, and forged and machined products. It operates through the subsidiaries of its direct subsidiary, Park-Ohio Industries, Inc.

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