Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE: KMR) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.


This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and Hollysys Automation Technologies’ 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
Hollysys Automation Technologies 18.89% 12.72% 8.71%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kinder Morgan Management and Hollysys Automation Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinder Morgan Management 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hollysys Automation Technologies 1 1 1 0 2.00

Hollysys Automation Technologies has a consensus target price of $20.77, indicating a potential downside of 19.81%. Given Hollysys Automation Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hollysys Automation Technologies is more favorable than Kinder Morgan Management.


Hollysys Automation Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Kinder Morgan Management does not pay a dividend. Hollysys Automation Technologies pays out 7.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and Hollysys Automation Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share 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
Hollysys Automation Technologies $431.94 million 3.62 $68.94 million $1.55 16.71

Hollysys Automation Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Kinder Morgan Management. Hollysys Automation Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kinder Morgan Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hollysys Automation Technologies has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.4% of Hollysys Automation Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Hollysys Automation Technologies beats Kinder Morgan Management on 9 of the 12 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 Hollysys Automation Technologies

Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. is a provider of automation and control technologies, and products. The Company’s segments include Industrial Automation (IA), Rail Transportation (rail), Mechanical and Electrical (M&E), and Miscellaneous. Its technologies are applied through its industrial automation solution suite, including the Distributed Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controller, Real-time Management Information System, HolliAS Asset Management System, Operator Training System, Batch Application Package, Advanced Process Control Package (HolliAS APC Suite), Safety Instrumentation System (SIS), railway signaling system of Train Control Center, Automatic Train Protection, Subway Supervisory and Control platform, nuclear power non-safety automation and control system HolliAs-NMS DCS and other products. It serves customers in the industrial, railway, subway, nuclear power, and mechanical and electronic industries in China, Southeast Asia, India, Europe and the Middle East.

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