Analyzing Graham (GHM) & IMI (IMIAY)

Graham (NYSE: GHM) and IMI (OTCMKTS:IMIAY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Graham has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IMI has a beta of -0.15, suggesting that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Graham pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. IMI pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Graham and IMI’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Graham $77.53 million 3.34 -$9.84 million N/A N/A
IMI $2.24 billion 1.52 N/A N/A N/A

IMI has higher revenue and earnings than Graham.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Graham and IMI, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Graham 0 0 0 0 N/A
IMI 0 3 2 0 2.40

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.9% of Graham shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Graham shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Graham and IMI’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Graham -12.70% 1.65% 1.24%


Graham beats IMI on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Graham Company Profile

Graham Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies vacuum and heat transfer equipment for the chemical, defense, petrochemical, petroleum refining, electric power generation, and other industries worldwide. It offers heat transfer equipment, including surface condensers, heliflows, water heaters, and various types of heat exchangers, as well as custom-engineered ejectors; and vacuum equipment, such as steam jet ejector vacuum systems and liquid ring vacuum pumps. The company also services and sells spare parts for its equipment; and supplies components used inside reactor vessels and outside containment vessels of nuclear power facilities. In addition, it engages in fabrication and specialty machining activities. The company sells its products directly, as well as through independent sales representatives. Graham Corporation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Batavia, New York.

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