Highway (NASDAQ:HIHO) and ZK International Group (NASDAQ:ZKIN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
Highway has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ZK International Group has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
8.7% of Highway shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of ZK International Group shares are held by institutional investors. 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.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Highway and ZK International Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Highway||$19.17 million||0.72||$1.55 million||N/A||N/A|
|ZK International Group||$44.95 million||0.47||$5.87 million||N/A||N/A|
ZK International Group has higher revenue and earnings than Highway.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Highway and ZK International Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ZK International Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Highway and ZK International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ZK International Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Highway pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.9%. ZK International Group does not pay a dividend.
Highway beats ZK International Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Highway Company Profile
Highway Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies metal, plastic, electric, and electronic components, subassemblies, and finished products for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and contract manufacturers. The company operates in two segments, Metal Stamping and Mechanical OEM, and Electric OEM. It also engages in the trade of plastic injection products; and manufactures and assembles metal, plastic, mold, and electronic products, as well as automation equipment. The company's products are used in the manufacture of products, such as photocopiers, laser printers, print cartridges, electrical connectors, electrical circuits, vacuum cleaners, LED power supplies, stepping motors, pumps for dishwashers, and other washing machine components. In addition, it assists customers in the design and development of the tooling used in the metal and plastic manufacturing process, as well as provides an array of other manufacturing and engineering services. The company serves customers in Hong Kong/China, Europe, North America, and other Asian countries. Highway Holdings Limited was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong.
ZK International Group Company Profile
ZK International Group Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, produces, and sells double-press thin-walled stainless steel, carbon steel, and single-press tubes and fittings in China. The company offers steel strips, steel pipes, and light gauge stainless steel pipes, as well as pipe connections and fittings, such as couplings, adapters, unions, caps, plug pipes, elbows, three-way fittings, tees, cross, side-inlet elbows, wyes, reducers, bushings, couplings, pipe fasteners, and pipe flanges. Its products are used in a range of applications, including water and gas transmission within urban infrastructural development, residential housing development, food and beverage production, oil and gas exploitation, and agricultural irrigation. ZK International Group Co., Ltd. offers its products through distributors and sales representatives. The company also exports its products to Europe and Southeast Asia. ZK International Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 2015 and is based in Wenzhou, China.
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