Head to Head Survey: Kubota (KUBTY) versus Global Power Equipment Group (GLPW)

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

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

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kubota N/A N/A N/A
Global Power Equipment Group -13.08% -64.02% -21.06%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kubota and Global Power Equipment Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Risk & Volatility

Kubota has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Power Equipment Group has a beta of 2.15, indicating that its stock price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kubota beats Global Power Equipment Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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