WARTSILA OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS:WRTBY) and Taronis Technologies (NASDAQ:TRNX) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
8.9% of Taronis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Taronis Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
WARTSILA OYJ/ADR has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Taronis Technologies has a beta of -0.46, indicating that its stock price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500.
WARTSILA OYJ/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Taronis Technologies does not pay a dividend. WARTSILA OYJ/ADR pays out 46.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for WARTSILA OYJ/ADR and Taronis Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares WARTSILA OYJ/ADR and Taronis Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|WARTSILA OYJ/ADR||$6.11 billion||1.42||$455.87 million||$0.15||19.53|
|Taronis Technologies||$9.71 million||0.84||-$15.04 million||N/A||N/A|
WARTSILA OYJ/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Taronis Technologies.
This table compares WARTSILA OYJ/ADR and Taronis Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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WARTSILA OYJ/ADR beats Taronis Technologies on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About WARTSILA OYJ/ADR
Wärtsilä Oyj Abp provides technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets worldwide. The company offers gas, multi-fuel, and liquid fuel power plants; and seals, bearings, and related equipment for the hydropower and tidal, and a range of industrial sectors. It also provides ballast water management systems; high pressure air and gas compressors, and CNG refueling station solutions; communication, and safety and security systems; and automation, dredge control and monitoring, integrated bridge control, and measurement and control technologies. It also provides electric propulsion and drives; power generation and distribution systems; navigation, automation, and communication systems; dynamic positioning, safety, and security solutions; and entertainment systems. In addition, the company offers dual fuel, diesel, and low-speed engines, as well as generating sets and auxiliary systems; architectural lighting, audio, broadcast, digital signage, dynamic lighting, and LED display systems; exhaust gas cleaning systems; single stage desalination systems and multi stage flash evaporators; and gas cargo handling, gas recovery, LNG, fuel gas handling, and tank control systems. Further, it provides inert gas systems; hybrid and integrated solutions; gears, propellers, propulsion control systems, rudders, thrusters, and waterjets; shaft generator and shore connection systems; centrifugal, deepwell, firefight, seawater lift, and gas fuel pumps, as well as pump room systems and valves; sonars and naval acoustics; and wet and dry products, as well as designs ferry, fishing, merchant, offshore, tug, and other vessels. Additionally, the company offers electrical and automation, 2 and 4-stroke engine, environmental, seal and bearing, hydro and tidal, industrial, propulsion, and other services. It serves merchant vessels, gas carriers, cruise and ferry, navy, and special vessels segments. The company was founded in 1834 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.
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