Comparing Hurco Companies (HURC) and Elbit Vision Systems (EVSNF)

Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) and Elbit Vision Systems (OTCMKTS:EVSNF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

Hurco Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Elbit Vision Systems does not pay a dividend. Hurco Companies has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.4% of Hurco Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 8.3% of Hurco Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.8% of Elbit Vision Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Hurco Companies and Elbit Vision Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hurco Companies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Elbit Vision Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hurco Companies and Elbit Vision Systems’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hurco Companies $243.67 million 1.03 $15.11 million N/A N/A
Elbit Vision Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hurco Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Elbit Vision Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Hurco Companies and Elbit Vision Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hurco Companies 6.78% 10.83% 7.64%
Elbit Vision Systems N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Hurco Companies beats Elbit Vision Systems on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hurco Companies

Hurco Companies, Inc., an industrial technology company, designs, manufactures, and sells computerized machine tools to companies in the metal cutting industry worldwide. The company offers general purpose computerized machine tools, such as vertical machining centers and turning centers. It also provides computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools, knee mills, vertical machining centers, tool room bed mills, combination lathes, horizontal machining centers, slant-bed lathes, and bridge mills; and double column vertical machining centers, and high-speed drill and tap machines. In addition, the company offers Autobend, a computer control system for metal bending press brake machines; software option products for part programming; and LCM machine tool components and accessories, including CNC rotary and tilt tables, and swivel heads and electro-spindles. Further, it provides installation, warranty, operator training, and customer support services; and sells software options, computer control upgrades, accessories, and replacement parts for its products. The company serves precision tool, die, and mold manufacturers; independent job shops; and specialized short-run production applications, as well as original equipment manufacturers of new metal fabrication machine tools. It sells its products through independent agents and distributors; and direct sales and service organizations under the Hurco, Milltronics, and Takumi brands. Hurco Companies, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Elbit Vision Systems

Elbit Vision Systems Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic vision inspection and quality monitoring systems worldwide. The company offers vision inspection systems, such as IQ-TEX for the visual inspection and quality monitoring of woven fabrics; and IQ-TEX Lite for the visual inspection and quality monitoring of knitted, non-woven, tire cord, film, metal, coated, and technical fabrics. Its vision inspection systems also include Broken Filaments Analyzer for the detection of broken filament defects in glass fabric; and On Loom Inspection, an automatic visual quality inspection system that monitors selected fabric types, such as carbon, tire cord, and other technical fabrics while weaving. The company also provides accessories comprising invisible ink or sticker marking units, alarm sets, IR ink for marking, and external connecting devices for marking and measuring, as well as services related to automatic vision inspection and quality monitoring systems. It sells its products through in-house sales personnel and independent sales representatives. Elbit Vision Systems Ltd. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Caesarea, Israel.

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