Head to Head Survey: Pall (PLL) & SPX (SPXC)

Pall (NYSE: PLL) and SPX (NYSE:SPXC) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.1% of SPX shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of SPX 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.

Profitability

This table compares Pall and SPX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pall 14.12% 24.23% 10.41%
SPX -3.86% 37.49% 4.23%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pall and SPX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pall N/A N/A N/A $3.56 35.71
SPX $1.47 billion 0.85 -$67.20 million $0.77 38.30

Pall has higher earnings, but lower revenue than SPX. Pall is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SPX, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Pall and SPX, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pall 0 0 0 0 N/A
SPX 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

SPX beats Pall on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pall Company Profile

Pall Corporation is a filtration, separation and purification company. The Company is a supplier of filtration, separation and purification technologies, principally made by the Company using its engineering capability and fluid management, filter media, and other fluid clarification and separations equipment for the removal of solid, liquid and gaseous contaminants from a variety of liquids and gases. The Company serves customers through two businesses globally: Life Sciences and Industrial. The Life Sciences business group is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling products to customers in the Medical, BioPharmaceuticals and Food & Beverage markets. The Industrial business group is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling products to customers in the Process Technologies, Aerospace and Microelectronics markets.

SPX Company Profile

SPX Corporation is a global supplier of infrastructure equipment. The Company operates through three segments: HVAC; Detection and Measurement, and Engineered Solutions. The HVAC solutions offered by its businesses include package cooling towers, residential and commercial boilers, heating and ventilation products. Its detection and measurement product lines encompass underground pipe and cable locators, and inspection equipment. Within its power platform, it is a manufacturer of medium and large power transformers, as well as equipment for various types of power plant, including cooling equipment, heat exchangers and pollution control systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in approximately 15 countries.

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