Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
87.9% of Barnes Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.3% of Park-Ohio shares are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of Barnes Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 31.0% of Park-Ohio shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings for Barnes Group and Park-Ohio, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Barnes Group presently has a consensus price target of $67.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.91%. Park-Ohio has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.95%. Given Barnes Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Barnes Group is more favorable than Park-Ohio.
This table compares Barnes Group and Park-Ohio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk & Volatility
Barnes Group has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Park-Ohio has a beta of 3.13, meaning that its share price is 213% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Barnes Group and Park-Ohio’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Barnes Group||$1.44 billion||2.28||$59.41 million||$1.07||57.48|
|Park-Ohio||$1.41 billion||0.38||$28.60 million||$2.29||18.73|
Barnes Group has higher revenue and earnings than Park-Ohio. Park-Ohio is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Barnes Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Barnes Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Park-Ohio pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Barnes Group pays out 52.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Park-Ohio pays out 21.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Park-Ohio has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Park-Ohio is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Barnes Group beats Park-Ohio on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Barnes Group Company Profile
Barnes Group Inc. is an industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a range of end markets and customers. The Company’s engineered products, industrial technologies, and solutions are used in applications that provide transportation, manufacturing, healthcare products and technology to the world. Its segments include Industrial and Aerospace. The Industrial segment is engaged in the manufacturing of precision parts, products and systems for applications serving a customer base in end-markets, such as transportation, industrial equipment, consumer products, packaging, electronics, medical devices and energy. The Industrial segment includes the Molding Solutions, Nitrogen Gas Products and Engineered Components business units. The Aerospace segment includes the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business and the aftermarket business, which includes maintenance repair and overhaul services and the manufacture and delivery of aerospace aftermarket spare parts.
Park-Ohio Company Profile
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is a diversified international company providing supply chain management outsourcing services, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble its products. The Company operates in three segments: Supply Technologies, Assembly Components and Engineered Products. Supply Technologies provides its customers with Total Supply Management, which manages every aspect of supplying production parts and materials to its customers’ manufacturing floor, from strategic planning to program implementation. Assembly Components manufactures products oriented towards fuel efficiency and reduced emission standards. Engineered Products segment operates a group of manufacturing businesses that design and manufacture a range of products, including induction heating and melting systems, pipe threading systems, and forged and machined products. It operates through the subsidiaries of its direct subsidiary, Park-Ohio Industries, Inc.
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