Global Power Equipment Group (GLPW) & Kubota (KUBTY) Financial Review

Global Power Equipment Group (OTCMKTS: GLPW) and Kubota (OTCMKTS:KUBTY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Power Equipment Group -11.80% -65.13% -19.77%
Kubota N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

28.0% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Kubota shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kubota shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Global Power Equipment Group and Kubota, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Power Equipment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00

Volatility & Risk

Global Power Equipment Group has a beta of 2.15, meaning that its stock price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kubota has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Power Equipment Group $418.59 million 0.17 -$43.61 million ($2.60) -1.51
Kubota $3.53 billion 7.31 $316.27 million $5.25 19.86

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Group. Global Power Equipment Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kubota, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Kubota beats Global Power Equipment Group on 8 of the 11 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: 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, including general and specialty construction, maintenance and modification, and plant management support services.

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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