Global Power Equipment Group (NASDAQ: GLPW) and AMTEK (NYSE:AME) are both industrial goods companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Global Power Equipment Group and AMTEK, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Power Equipment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
AMTEK 0 1 9 0 2.90

AMTEK has a consensus price target of $62.22, indicating a potential upside of 2.97%. Given AMTEK’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AMTEK is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Group.

Profitability

This table compares Global Power Equipment Group and AMTEK’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Power Equipment Group 3.41% 8.49% 5.99%
AMTEK 13.24% 16.20% 7.66%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Global Power Equipment Group and AMTEK’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Power Equipment Group $589.00 million 0.10 -$25.53 million N/A N/A
AMTEK $3.90 billion 3.57 $1.02 billion $2.22 27.22

AMTEK has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.9% of AMTEK shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of AMTEK shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

AMTEK pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Global Power Equipment Group does not pay a dividend. AMTEK pays out 16.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

AMTEK beats Global Power Equipment Group on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Power Equipment Group Company Profile

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing company providing an array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. The Products segment includes two primary product categories: Mechanical Solutions, which designs, engineers and manufactures a portfolio of equipment for utility-scale natural gas turbines, and Electrical Solutions, which provides custom-configured electrical houses and generator enclosures for various industries. The Services segment provides lifecycle maintenance, repair, on-site specialty support, outage management, construction and fabrication services for the power generation, industrial, chemical/petrochemical processing, and oil and gas industries. Its products portfolio span from auxiliary equipment for gas turbines to small, high alloy parts, such as seals, shims and brackets. It also offers a range of services that have been managing plant asset value.

AMTEK Company Profile

AMETEK, Inc. is a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company operates through two segments: Electronic Instruments (EIG) and Electromechanical (EMG). EIG designs and manufactures instruments for the process, power and industrial and aerospace markets. EIG provides process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and automation markets. It makes monitoring and metering devices, industrial battery chargers and uninterruptible power supplies, programmable power equipment, electrical test equipment and gas turbine sensors. EMG is a differentiated supplier of precision motion control solutions, thermal management systems, specialty metals and electrical interconnects. Its end markets include medical, automation, petrochemical and other industrial markets. It operates a network of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities.

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