Comparing Flow International (FLOW) and John Bean Technologies (JBT)

John Bean Technologies (NYSE: JBT) and Flow International (NASDAQ:FLOW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.


John Bean Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Flow International does not pay a dividend. John Bean Technologies pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
John Bean Technologies $1.64 billion 2.35 $80.50 million $2.53 48.14
Flow International N/A N/A N/A $0.04 1,327.50

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
John Bean Technologies 4.92% 23.93% 7.31%
Flow International N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for John Bean Technologies and Flow International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
John Bean Technologies 1 1 4 0 2.50
Flow International 1 2 3 0 2.33

John Bean Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $108.33, suggesting a potential downside of 11.06%. Flow International has a consensus target price of $47.20, suggesting a potential downside of 11.11%. Given John Bean Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe John Bean Technologies is more favorable than Flow International.


John Bean Technologies beats Flow International on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

John Bean Technologies 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.

Flow International 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. It 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.

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