Comparing CECO Environmental (NASDAQ:CECO) and Wuhan General Group (OTCMKTS:WUHN)

CECO Environmental (NASDAQ:CECOGet Rating) and Wuhan General Group (OTCMKTS:WUHNGet Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares CECO Environmental and Wuhan General Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CECO Environmental 2.58% 8.12% 3.68%
Wuhan General Group N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

CECO Environmental has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wuhan General Group has a beta of 1.97, meaning that its share price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.9% of CECO Environmental shares are held by institutional investors. 15.1% of CECO Environmental shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 61.1% of Wuhan General Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CECO Environmental and Wuhan General Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CECO Environmental 0 0 2 0 3.00
Wuhan General Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

CECO Environmental presently has a consensus target price of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 23.50%. Given CECO Environmental’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CECO Environmental is more favorable than Wuhan General Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CECO Environmental and Wuhan General Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CECO Environmental $324.14 million 1.50 $1.43 million $0.20 70.85
Wuhan General Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CECO Environmental has higher revenue and earnings than Wuhan General Group.

Summary

CECO Environmental beats Wuhan General Group on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CECO Environmental

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CECO Environmental Corp. engages in the provision of engineering technology and solutions. It offers services in the field of environment, energy, fluid handling, and filtration. The firm operates through the following segments: Energy Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Fluid Handling Solutions. The Energy Solutions segment improves air quality and solves fluid handling needs with market engineered, and customized solutions for the power generation, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries. The Industrial Solutions segment serves the industrial pollution control market. The Fluid Handling Solutions segment provides pump and filtration solutions that maintain safe and clean operations in some of the most harsh and toxic environments. The company was founded by Phillip DeZwirek in 1966 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

About Wuhan General Group

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Wuhan General Group (China), Inc., through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, and commercializes a range of cannabidiol (CBD)-based products under the Dr. AnnaRx brand for pharmacies. It also focuses on exploring and developing other indications for psilocybin new therapies that will enable patients who suffer from mental illness. The company offers its products for medical applications, including cancer, mental disorders, chronic pain, and others. Wuhan General Group (China), Inc. is headquartered in Pointe-Claire, Canada.

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