Cemtrex (NASDAQ:CETX) and MEGGITT PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:MEGGY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.3% of Cemtrex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of MEGGITT PLC/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 45.0% of Cemtrex 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.

Volatility & Risk

Cemtrex has a beta of -0.09, suggesting that its share price is 109% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MEGGITT PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MEGGITT PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Cemtrex does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cemtrex and MEGGITT PLC/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cemtrex 0 0 0 0 N/A
MEGGITT PLC/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cemtrex and MEGGITT PLC/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cemtrex $120.62 million 0.09 $4.38 million N/A N/A
MEGGITT PLC/ADR $2.70 billion 1.88 N/A N/A N/A

Cemtrex has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MEGGITT PLC/ADR.

Profitability

This table compares Cemtrex and MEGGITT PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cemtrex -0.04% -0.09% -0.05%
MEGGITT PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Summary

MEGGITT PLC/ADR beats Cemtrex on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cemtrex Company Profile

Cemtrex, Inc. provides electronic manufacturing services of electric system assemblies, broad-based industrial services, and industrial air filtration and environmental control equipment and systems worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Industrial Products and Services (IPS). The EMS segment provides electronic manufacturing services, including product design and sustaining engineering, printed circuit board assembly and production, cabling and wire harnessing, systems integration, and comprehensive testing services; and assembled electronic products to OEMs. The IPS segment provides a range of air filtration and environmental control products to various industrial and manufacturing industries; monitoring instruments, software, and systems for measurement of emissions of greenhouse gases, hazardous gases, particulate, and other regulated pollutants used in emissions trading, as well as for industrial processes; and monitoring and analysis equipment for gas and liquid measurement for various downstream oil and gas applications, as well as industrial process applications. This segment also offers single-source services for rigging, millwrighting, in plant maintenance, equipment erection, relocation, and disassembly; and maintenance and contracting solutions for the machinery, packaging, printing, chemical, and other manufacturing markets. It primarily operates under the Griffin Filters and Advanced Industrial Services brands. The company was formerly known as Diversified American Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Cemtrex, Inc. in December 2004. Cemtrex, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Farmingdale, New York.

MEGGITT PLC/ADR Company Profile

Meggitt PLC designs and manufactures components and sub-systems for aerospace, defense, energy, medical, industrial, test, and automotive markets in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Meggitt Control Systems, Meggitt Polymers & Composites, Meggitt Sensing Systems, and Meggitt Equipment Group segments. The Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems segment offers anti-skid, auto braking, brake-by-wire, and integrated brake metering/anti-skid brake control systems; carbon, rotor, electrically-actuated, and steel brakes; integrated tire pressure indicator systems/brake temperature monitoring systems; and landing gear computers, park/emergency valves, auto spoiler deployment, other braking system hydraulic components, main and nose wheels, and tire pressure monitoring systems. The Meggitt Control Systems segment provides aerospace valves, air-oil separators, and retimet filters; heat exchangers; high pressure ducting and flexible joints; and industrial fuel and bleed air control valves, and ground fueling products, as well as aircraft fire protection and control systems. The Meggitt Polymers & Composites segment offers fuel containments and systems, sealing solutions, and advanced composites for the aerospace, marine, and energy sectors. The Meggitt Sensing Systems segment provides sensing, monitoring, power, and motion systems for the aerospace and defense, energy, industrial, and specialty sectors. The Meggitt Equipment Group segment primarily engages in the non-engine actuation, military, and printed circuit heat exchangers businesses. The company was formerly known as Meggitt Holdings Public Limited Company and changed its name to Meggitt PLC in April 1989. Meggitt PLC was founded in 1947 and is based in Christchurch, the United Kingdom.

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