Comparing Intevac (IVAC) & John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT)

Intevac (NASDAQ: IVAC) and John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT) are both industrial machinery companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Intevac and John Bean Technologies Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intevac 0 1 4 0 2.80
John Bean Technologies Corporation 0 2 5 0 2.71

Intevac presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 66.67%. John Bean Technologies Corporation has a consensus target price of $101.67, indicating a potential downside of 9.15%. Given Intevac’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Intevac is more favorable than John Bean Technologies Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Intevac and John Bean Technologies Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intevac 5.97% 8.80% 6.08%
John Bean Technologies Corporation 5.41% 25.51% 6.81%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Intevac and John Bean Technologies Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intevac $80.12 million 2.12 -$7.44 million $0.32 24.38
John Bean Technologies Corporation $1.35 billion 2.62 $67.60 million $2.70 41.44

John Bean Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Intevac. Intevac is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than John Bean Technologies Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Intevac has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, John Bean Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

John Bean Technologies Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Intevac does not pay a dividend. John Bean Technologies Corporation pays out 14.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Intevac has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.2% of Intevac shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.3% of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Intevac shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares are held by company 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.

Summary

John Bean Technologies Corporation beats Intevac on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Intevac Company Profile

Intevac, Inc. (Intevac) is a provider of vacuum deposition equipment for a range of thin-film applications, and digital night-vision technologies and products to the defense industry. The Company’s segments include Thin-film Equipment and Photonics. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and services capital equipment used to deposit thin films and lubricants onto substrates to produce magnetic disks that are used in hard disk drives. Its thin film equipment products include 200 Lean Disk Sputtering System, 200 Lean Etch and Deposition System, AccuLuber Disk Lubrication System, INTEVAC VERTEX System, INTEVAC MATRIX Implant System, ENERGi Implant System and INTEVAC MATRIX System. The Company’s photonic segment develops, manufactures and sells compact digital-optical products for the capture and display of low-light images.

John Bean Technologies Corporation Company Profile

John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) is a technology solutions provider to the segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods and automated system solutions. It operates through two segments: JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech. The JBT FoodTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically food processing systems used for fruit juice production, frozen food production, in-container food production, automated systems and convenience food preparation by the food industry. The product offerings of its FoodTech businesses include Protein, Liquid Foods and Automated Systems. The JBT AeroTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically airport ground support and gate equipment and provides services for airport authorities; airlines, airfreight, and ground handling companies; the defense contractors, and other industries. The product offerings of its AeroTech businesses include Mobile Equipment, Fixed Equipment and Airport Services.

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