CLARCOR (NYSE: CLC) and Rexnord (NYSE:RXN) are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
86.9% of CLARCOR shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of CLARCOR shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Rexnord shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares CLARCOR and Rexnord’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares CLARCOR and Rexnord’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Rexnord||$1.92 billion||1.55||$74.10 million||$0.66||43.29|
Rexnord has higher revenue and earnings than CLARCOR. CLARCOR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rexnord, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CLARCOR and Rexnord, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Rexnord has a consensus price target of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.51%. Given Rexnord’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Rexnord is more favorable than CLARCOR.
CLARCOR pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Rexnord does not pay a dividend. CLARCOR pays out 35.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Rexnord has raised its dividend for 53 consecutive years.
Rexnord beats CLARCOR on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
CLARCOR Company Profile
CLARCOR Inc. is engaged in providing filtration products, filtration systems and services, and consumer and industrial packaging products. The Company’s segments are Engine/Mobile Filtration and Industrial/Environmental Filtration. Its Engine/Mobile Filtration segment manufactures and sells filtration products for on-road and off-road mobile and stationary applications. Its Industrial/Environmental Filtration segment manufactures and sells filtration products used in industrial and commercial processes, and in buildings and infrastructures of various types. Its liquid process filtration products include specialty industrial process liquid filters; filters for pharmaceutical processes and beverages; filtration systems, filters and coalescers for the oil and natural gas industry; filtration systems for aircraft refueling, anti-pollution, sewage treatment and water recycling; bilge water separators, and sand control filters for oil and gas drilling.
Rexnord Company Profile
Rexnord Corporation is a multi-platform industrial company. The Company operates through two segments: Process & Motion Control platform, and Water Management platform. The Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services a range of engineered mechanical components used within systems. The Process & Motion Control portfolio includes motion control products, shaft management products, aerospace components and related value-added services. Its Process & Motion Control brands include Rexnord, Rex, Euroflex, Falk, FlatTop, Link-Belt, Thomas and Tollok. The Water Management platform designs, procures and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation. The Water Management product portfolio includes professional grade water control and safety, water distribution and drainage, finish plumbing and site works products. Its products are marketed and sold under various brand names, including Zurn, Wilkins and VAG.
Receive News & Ratings for CLARCOR Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for CLARCOR and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.