Omega Flex (OFLX) & Ichor (ICHR) Critical Contrast

Omega Flex (NASDAQ: OFLX) and Ichor (NASDAQ:ICHR) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Omega Flex and Ichor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Omega Flex $94.05 million 6.76 $14.37 million $1.52 41.45
Ichor $405.75 million 2.14 $16.66 million $4.18 8.14

Ichor has higher revenue and earnings than Omega Flex. Ichor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Omega Flex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Ichor does not pay a dividend. Omega Flex pays out 57.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Omega Flex and Ichor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Omega Flex 15.32% 30.39% 22.39%
Ichor 7.43% 32.99% 17.01%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Omega Flex and Ichor, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Omega Flex 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ichor 0 0 5 0 3.00

Ichor has a consensus price target of $37.80, indicating a potential upside of 11.14%. Given Ichor’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ichor is more favorable than Omega Flex.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.2% of Omega Flex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.4% of Ichor shares are owned by institutional investors. 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of Ichor shares are owned 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

Ichor beats Omega Flex on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Omega Flex Company Profile

Omega Flex, Inc. is a manufacturer of flexible metal hose. The Company is engaged in a range of different markets, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and other industries. It operates through manufacture and sale of flexible metal hose and accessories segment. Its products are concentrated in residential and commercial construction, and general industrial markets. Its primary product, flexible gas piping, is used for gas piping within residential and commercial buildings. Its TracPipe and TracPipe CounterStrike flexible gas piping, along with its fittings, which are distributed under AutoSnap and AutoFlare names. Its products are manufactured at its Exton, Pennsylvania facilities in the United States, and in Banbury, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. It has sales across all industries are generated through independent outside sales organizations, such as sales representatives, wholesalers and distributors or a combination of both.

Ichor Company Profile

Ichor Holdings, Ltd. is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment. The Company’s primary offerings include gas and chemical delivery subsystems, collectively known as fluid delivery subsystems, which are key elements of the process tools used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. The Company’s gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor and control precise quantities of the specialized gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as etch and deposition. Its chemical delivery subsystems precisely blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) electroplating and cleaning. The Company also manufactures certain components for internal use in fluid delivery systems and for direct sales to its customers.

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