SPX Flow (NYSE:FLOW) and P & F Industries (NASDAQ:PFIN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SPX Flow and P & F Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SPX Flow||$1.95 billion||0.82||$46.40 million||$1.27||29.60|
|P & F Industries||$58.97 million||0.51||-$880,000.00||N/A||N/A|
SPX Flow has higher revenue and earnings than P & F Industries.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for SPX Flow and P & F Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|P & F Industries||0||0||0||0||N/A|
SPX Flow presently has a consensus target price of $49.63, indicating a potential upside of 32.02%. Given SPX Flow’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe SPX Flow is more favorable than P & F Industries.
P & F Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. SPX Flow does not pay a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
SPX Flow has a beta of 2.42, suggesting that its share price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, P & F Industries has a beta of -0.1, suggesting that its share price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares SPX Flow and P & F Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|P & F Industries||-0.76%||0.35%||0.29%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
86.5% of SPX Flow shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.8% of P & F Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of SPX Flow shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 39.6% of P & F Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
SPX Flow beats P & F Industries on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
SPX Flow Company Profile
SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services. It operates through three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation, and separation systems and components; heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies; and turn-key systems primarily under the Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Power and Energy segment provides pumps, valves, and related accessories primarily for customers in oil and gas, and nuclear and other conventional power industries under the APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty, and Vokes brands. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team, and Stone brands. This segment primarily serves customers in chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. SPX FLOW, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
P & F Industries Company Profile
P&F Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, imports, and sells air-powered tools and accessories primarily to the retail, industrial, and automotive markets in the United States and internationally. The company designs, imports, and sells pneumatic hand tools, including sanders, grinders, drills, saws, and impact wrenches under the Florida Pneumatic, Universal Tool, AIRCAT, and NITROCAT names through in-house sales personnel and manufacturers' representatives to retailers, distributors, and private label customers. It also markets pipes and bolt dies, pipe taps, wrenches, vises and stands, pipes and tubing cutting equipment, hydrostatic test pumps, and replacement electrical components for pipe cutting and threading machines through industrial distributors and contractors, as well as assembles and markets a line of compressor air filters. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, and distributes industrial pneumatic tools, such as heavy duty air tools, industrial grinders, impact sockets, hydro-pneumatic riveters, and air motors and custom gears; and industrial gears, hydrostatic test plugs, and various parts for use in power generation, petrochemical, construction, railroad, mining, ship building, and fabricated metals industries under the ATP ATSCO, OZAT, Numatx, Thaxton, and Quality Gear brands, as well as manufactures components, assemblies, and finished product and systems for various original equipment manufacturers. P&F Industries, Inc. was founded in 1959 and is based in Melville, New York.
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