Comparing Edwards Group Ltd – (EVAC) and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (PKOH)

Edwards Group Ltd – (NASDAQ: EVAC) and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH) are both small-cap industrial machinery & equipment – nec companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Edwards Group Ltd – does not pay a dividend. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. pays out 21.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.6% of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 31.0% of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Edwards Group Ltd – and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Edwards Group Ltd – N/A N/A N/A
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. 2.16% 14.79% 3.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Edwards Group Ltd – and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Edwards Group Ltd – 0 0 0 0 N/A
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. 0 2 1 0 2.33

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. has a consensus target price of $43.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.28%.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Edwards Group Ltd – and Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Edwards Group Ltd – N/A N/A N/A $0.66 N/A
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. $1.28 billion 0.42 $31.70 million $2.36 18.20

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Edwards Group Ltd -. Edwards Group Ltd – is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. beats Edwards Group Ltd – on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Edwards Group Ltd – Company Profile

Edwards Group Limited (Edwards) a global industrial technology company, is a manufacturer of vacuum products and abatement systems and a provider of related value-added services. The Company sells its products, systems and services across several targeted market sectors, Semiconductor, General Vacuum and Emerging Technologies, each of which contains several sub-sectors. As of December 31, 2011, Edwards operated 11 manufacturing and systemization sites in seven countries. Its vacuum products include a range of dry pumps, turbomolecular pumps and other vacuum pumps. Its abatement systems include customized solutions, which integrate vacuum and exhaust management technologies. Abatement products are used to manage exhaust gases and other process byproducts extracted by dry pumps. Its value-added services include equipment monitoring, repair and overhaul, remanufacturing, service upgrades and provision of spare parts.

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. Company Profile

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is a diversified international company providing supply chain management outsourcing services, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble its products. The Company operates in three segments: Supply Technologies, Assembly Components and Engineered Products. Supply Technologies provides its customers with Total Supply Management, which manages every aspect of supplying production parts and materials to its customers’ manufacturing floor, from strategic planning to program implementation. Assembly Components manufactures products oriented towards fuel efficiency and reduced emission standards. Engineered Products segment operates a group of manufacturing businesses that design and manufacture a range of products, including induction heating and melting systems, pipe threading systems, and forged and machined products. It operates through the subsidiaries of its direct subsidiary, Park-Ohio Industries, Inc.

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