Chart Industries (NASDAQ: GTLS) and BTU International (NASDAQ:BTUI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This table compares Chart Industries and BTU International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current ratings for Chart Industries and BTU International, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Chart Industries currently has a consensus target price of $47.83, suggesting a potential upside of 4.90%. Given Chart Industries’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Chart Industries is more favorable than BTU International.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
89.5% of Chart Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Chart Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Chart Industries has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BTU International has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Chart Industries and BTU International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Chart Industries||$859.15 million||1.63||$28.23 million||($0.06)||-759.87|
Chart Industries has higher revenue and earnings than BTU International. Chart Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BTU International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Chart Industries beats BTU International on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Chart Industries Company Profile
Chart Industries, Inc. is a diversified global manufacturer of engineered equipment, packaged solutions, and value-add services used throughout the industrial gas, energy and biomedical industries. The Company operates through three business segments: Energy & Chemicals (E&C), Distribution & Storage (D&S) and BioMedical. The E&C and D&S segments manufacture products used in energy-related and industrial applications, such as the separation, liquefaction, distribution and storage of hydrocarbon and industrial gases. Through the BioMedical segment, it manufactures and supplies medical devices, including cryogenic and non-cryogenic equipment, used in respiratory healthcare. The Company also manufactures and supplies products for life sciences, including biological research and animal breeding. Applications in the BioMedical segment include Respiratory Therapy, Life Sciences, Commercial Oxygen and Nitrogen Generation.
BTU International Company Profile
BTU International, Inc. (BTU) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, alternative energy, automotive and other industries. The Company operates as a single business segment called Thermal Processing Capital Equipment. It is engaged in the supply of solder reflow systems used for surface mount applications in printed circuit board assembly. The Company’s thermal processing equipment is used in low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging and sealing, and processing multi-chip modules. In addition, the equipment is used for solar cell processing, sintering nuclear fuel for commercial power generation, as well as brazing and the sintering of ceramics and powdered metals. Its alternative energy business addresses two markets, the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuels.
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