Reviewing Omega Flex (OFLX) & Robbins & Myers (RBN)

Omega Flex (NASDAQ: OFLX) and Robbins & Myers (NYSE:RBN) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Robbins & Myers does not pay a dividend. Omega Flex pays out 56.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Omega Flex and Robbins & Myers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Omega Flex 15.39% 30.21% 23.14%
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Omega Flex and Robbins & Myers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Omega Flex 0 0 0 0 N/A
Robbins & Myers 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.2% of Omega Flex shares are owned by institutional investors. 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Omega Flex and Robbins & Myers’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Omega Flex $101.80 million 5.64 $15.66 million $1.55 36.72
Robbins & Myers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Omega Flex has higher revenue and earnings than Robbins & Myers.

Summary

Omega Flex beats Robbins & Myers on 7 of the 8 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.

Robbins & Myers Company Profile

Robbins & Myers, Inc. is a supplier of engineered equipment and systems for critical applications in global energy, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical markets. The Company operates in two segments: Energy Services and Process & Flow Control. Its Energy Services business segment, which includes T-3, designs, manufactures, markets, repairs and services equipment and systems used in upstream oil and gas exploration and recovery, production and completion, pipeline transmission infrastructure and a variety of other industrial applications. Its Process and Flow Control business segment designs, manufactures and services glass-lined reactors and storage vessels, industrial progressing cavity pumps, mixing equipment, and related products such as grinders for applications involving the flow of viscous, abrasive and solid-laden slurries and sludge, standard and customized fluid-agitation equipment and systems. In February 2013, National Oilwell Varco Inc acquired Robbins & Myers Inc.

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