Jason Industries (NASDAQ: JASN) and Kubota (OTCMKTS:KUBTY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Jason Industries has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kubota has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Jason Industries and Kubota, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00

Jason Industries presently has a consensus target price of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 64.79%. Given Jason Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Kubota.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Jason Industries and Kubota’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jason Industries $705.52 million 0.10 -$66.87 million ($3.01) -0.91
Kubota $3.53 billion 7.09 $316.27 million N/A N/A

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Jason Industries.

Profitability

This table compares Jason Industries and Kubota’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jason Industries -9.95% N/A -0.53%
Kubota N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.4% of Jason Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Kubota shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kubota shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Kubota beats Jason Industries on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jason Industries Company Profile

Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class results and collective strength. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries.

Kubota Company Profile

KUBOTA Corporation is a manufacturer of a range of machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: Farm & Industrial Machinery, Water & Environment, and Other. The Farm & Industrial Machinery segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products, which include farm equipment, engines, construction machinery and electronic equipped machinery. Its Water & Environment segment engages in the manufacture and sale of pipe‐related products, such as ductile iron pipes, plastic pipes, pumps, valves and other products; environment‐related products, including environmental control plants and other products, and social infrastructure‐related products, such as industrial castings, ceramics, spiral‐welded steel pipes and other products. The Other segment is engaged in services and other businesses. The Company has operations in Japan, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand and other Southeast Asian regions.

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