Global Power Equipment Gr (OTCMKTS: GLPW) and Franklin Electric (NASDAQ:FELE) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Global Power Equipment Gr and Franklin Electric’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Global Power Equipment Gr||$418.59 million||0.12||-$43.61 million||($3.17)||-0.88|
|Franklin Electric||$1.12 billion||1.75||$78.18 million||$1.66||25.42|
Franklin Electric has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Gr. Global Power Equipment Gr is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Franklin Electric, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
Global Power Equipment Gr has a beta of 2, indicating that its share price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franklin Electric has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
27.4% of Global Power Equipment Gr shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of Franklin Electric shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Global Power Equipment Gr shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Franklin Electric shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Global Power Equipment Gr and Franklin Electric, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Global Power Equipment Gr||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Franklin Electric has a consensus target price of $47.33, suggesting a potential upside of 12.16%. Given Franklin Electric’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Franklin Electric is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Gr.
Franklin Electric pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Global Power Equipment Gr does not pay a dividend. Franklin Electric pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Franklin Electric has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
This table compares Global Power Equipment Gr and Franklin Electric’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Global Power Equipment Gr||-17.83%||-89.23%||-26.71%|
Franklin Electric beats Global Power Equipment Gr on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Global Power Equipment Gr Company Profile
Global Power Equipment Group Inc. provides custom-engineered solutions, and modification and maintenance services for customers in the energy and industrial markets worldwide. Its Mechanical Solutions segment designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, commissions, and services filter houses, inlet and exhaust systems, diverter dampers, selective catalytic reduction systems, auxiliary control skids and enclosures, expansion joints, air filtration elements, and retrofit and upgrade solutions for power generation markets. This segment also provides precision and replacement parts, filter elements, and aftermarket retrofit equipment. Its principal customers include utility-scale gas turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), owner/operators, and electric utilities, as well as engineering, procurement, and contractor (EPC) firms. The company's Electrical Solutions segment focuses on the custom engineering and manufacture of integrated control house systems, engine generator packages and enclosures, industrial tanks, and custom-engineered equipment skids for the energy, oil and gas, digital data storage, and electrical industries. This segment's principal customers comprise turbine and reciprocating engine OEMs, switchgear and drive OEMs, backup and distributed power providers, oil and gas midstream and downstream owner/operators, electric utilities, and EPC firms. Its Services segment provides nuclear power plant modification, maintenance, and construction services; fossil fuel, industrial gas, liquefied natural gas, and petrochemical operations modification and construction services; industrial painting and coating services; insulation services; asbestos and lead abatement services; and roofing system services. Global Power Equipment Group Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Franklin Electric Company Profile
Franklin Electric Co., Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes water and fuel pumping systems, consisting of submersible motors, pumps, electronic controls and related parts and equipment. Its segments include Water Systems segment, the Fueling Systems segment and Other. Its Water Systems segment is engaged in the production and marketing of water pumping systems and offers motors, pumps, drives, electronic controls and monitoring devices. It also designs, manufactures and sells motors, pumps, electronic controls and related parts and equipment for use in groundwater, wastewater and fuel transfer applications. Its Fueling Systems is engaged in the production and marketing of fuel pumping systems, fuel containment systems, and monitoring and control systems. It also designs, manufactures and sells pumps, pipe, sumps, fittings, vapor recovery components, electronic controls, monitoring devices and related parts and equipment for use in submersible fueling system applications.
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