Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) and China Energy Recovery (OTCMKTS:CGYV) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
Nordson has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Energy Recovery has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Nordson and China Energy Recovery’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nordson||$2.19 billion||5.52||$337.09 million||$5.87||35.53|
|China Energy Recovery||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Nordson has higher revenue and earnings than China Energy Recovery.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
70.7% of Nordson shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Nordson shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.7% of China Energy Recovery shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings for Nordson and China Energy Recovery, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Energy Recovery||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Nordson presently has a consensus target price of $193.20, indicating a potential downside of 7.36%. Given Nordson’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Nordson is more favorable than China Energy Recovery.
This table compares Nordson and China Energy Recovery’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Energy Recovery||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Nordson beats China Energy Recovery on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Nordson Company Profile
Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures, and markets products and systems to dispense, apply, and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids worldwide. Its Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment provides dispensing, coating, and laminating systems for adhesives, lotions, liquids, and fibers to disposable products and roll goods; automated adhesive dispensing systems used in packaged goods industries; components and systems used in the thermoplastic melt stream; and product assembly systems for use in paper and paperboard converting applications, and manufacturing roll goods, as well as for the assembly of plastic, metal, and wood products. The company's Advanced Technology Systems segment offers automated dispensing systems for the attachment, protection, and coating of fluids, as well as related gas plasma treatment systems for cleaning and conditioning surfaces; precision manual and semi-automated dispensers, minimally invasive interventional delivery devices, plastic molded syringes, cartridges, tips, fluid connection components, tubing, and catheters; and bond testing and automated optical, acoustic microscopy, and x-ray inspection systems for use in semiconductor and printed circuit board industries. Its Industrial Coating Systems segment provides automated and manual dispensing products and systems to apply adhesive and sealant materials; dispensing and curing systems to coat and cure containers; systems to apply liquid paints and coatings to consumer and industrial products; and systems to apply powder paints and coatings to metal, plastic, and wood products, as well as ultraviolet equipment for use in curing and drying operations for specialty coatings, semiconductor materials, and paints. The company markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors and sales representatives. Nordson Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio.
China Energy Recovery Company Profile
China Energy Recovery, Inc. designs, manufactures, installs, and services waste heat recovery systems in China. The company's energy recovery systems capture industrial waste energy to produce electrical power, which enables industrial manufacturers to reduce their energy costs, shrink their emissions footprint, and generate saleable emissions credits. It serves petrochemical, paper manufacturing, refining/power generation, coke processing, cement, and steel industries. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
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