Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE: KMR) and NL Industries (NYSE:NL) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and NL Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kinder Morgan Management||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.85||56.60|
|NL Industries||$108.90 million||4.43||$15.32 million||$1.58||6.27|
Risk & Volatility
Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NL Industries has a beta of 2.64, suggesting that its share price is 164% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kinder Morgan Management and NL Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kinder Morgan Management||0||0||0||0||N/A|
NL Industries has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 41.41%. Given NL Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NL Industries is more favorable than Kinder Morgan Management.
This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and NL Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kinder Morgan Management||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
9.4% of NL Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of NL Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
NL Industries beats Kinder Morgan Management on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Kinder Morgan Management
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a limited partner in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P (KMP), and manages and controls its business and affairs pursuant to a delegation of control agreement. Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. indirectly owns all of the outstanding common equity, is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP). Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., pursuant to a delegation of control agreement among the Company, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. and KMP, has delegated to the Company, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.
About NL Industries
NL Industries, Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates in the component products industry through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc. (CompX). The Company operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (Kronos). The Company, through Compx, manufactures engineered components that are sold to a range of industries, including recreational transportation (including boats), postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, gas stations and vending equipment. Kronos is a global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), a base industrial product used in imparting whiteness, brightness and opacity to a range of customer applications and end use markets, including coatings, plastics, paper, inks, food, cosmetics, and other industrial and consumer products. Kronos has production facilities in Europe and North America.
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