Financial Review: Jason Industries (JASN) versus Flow International Corp (FLOW)
Jason Industries (NASDAQ: JASN) and Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Jason Industries and Flow International Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Jason Industries||$676.53 million||0.05||$68.19 million||($3.04)||-0.42|
|Flow International Corp||$1.89 billion||0.85||$190.40 million||N/A||N/A|
Flow International Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Jason Industries.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Jason Industries and Flow International Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Flow International Corp||1||2||4||0||2.43|
Jason Industries currently has a consensus target price of $3.25, suggesting a potential upside of 155.91%. Flow International Corp has a consensus target price of $39.25, suggesting a potential upside of 3.05%. Given Jason Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Flow International Corp.
This table compares Jason Industries and Flow International Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Flow International Corp||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
37.9% of Jason Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Flow International Corp beats Jason Industries on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Jason Industries Company Profile
Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class results and collective strength. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries.
Flow International Corp Company Profile
SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services. It operates through three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation, and separation systems and components; heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies; and turn-key systems primarily under the Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Power and Energy segment provides pumps, valves, and related accessories primarily for customers in oil and gas, and nuclear and other conventional power industries under the APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty, and Vokes brands. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team, and Stone brands. It primarily serves customers in chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. SPX FLOW, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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