Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB) and Husqvarna (OTCMKTS:HSQVY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Proto Labs and Husqvarna’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Proto Labs||$445.60 million||6.41||$76.58 million||$2.81||37.65|
Proto Labs has higher revenue and earnings than Husqvarna.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Proto Labs and Husqvarna, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Proto Labs currently has a consensus price target of $134.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.64%. Given Proto Labs’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Proto Labs is more favorable than Husqvarna.
This table compares Proto Labs and Husqvarna’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
91.7% of Proto Labs shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Proto Labs shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Proto Labs beats Husqvarna on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Proto Labs
Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce driven digital manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production worldwide. It utilizes injection molding, computer numerical control machining, three-dimensional (3D) printing, and sheet metal fabrication to manufacture custom parts for developers and engineers who use 3D computer-aided design software to design products across a range of end markets. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Maple Plain, Minnesota.
Husqvarna AB (publ) produces and sells outdoor power and garden watering products worldwide. The company operates in four divisions: Husqvarna, Gardena, Consumer Brands, and Construction. It offers handheld products, such as chainsaws, brush cutters, trimmers, and leaf blowers; wheeled products, such as front riders, garden tractors, zero-turn mowers, walk-behind mowers, and snow throwers; robotic lawn mowers; and accessories and spare parts. The company also provides watering management products, including garden hoses, connectors, reels, sprayers, sprinklers and sprinkler systems, water pumps, and watering controls; corded and battery-powered products, such as robotic mowers, trimmers, hedge cutters, and shrub shears; and garden tools comprising secateurs, loppers, axes, digging tools, and winter tools, as well as smart products consisting of Gardena Smart System, a connected automatic lawn care and water management solution. In addition, it offers construction products that include power cutters, drill motors, floor grinding machines, dust and slurry solutions, demolition robots, and diamond tools for construction and stone industries, as well as floor, tile and masonry, wall, and wire saws; and garden tractors, zero-turn mowers, tillers, hedge trimmers, and leaf blowers. The company sells its products and solutions to forestry, tree care, landscaping, commercial lawn, and garden services sectors, as well as home- and landowners under the Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah, Diamant Boart, Jonsered, and Klippo brands through dealers and retailers. Husqvarna AB (publ) has a strategic partnership agreement with BMZ GmbH to develop. The company was founded in 1689 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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