Newport (NASDAQ: NEWP) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Actuant pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Newport does not pay a dividend. Actuant pays out -3.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Newport and Actuant’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Newport and Actuant’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Actuant||$1.10 billion||1.29||-$66.21 million||($1.11)||-21.26|
Newport has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Actuant. Actuant is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Newport, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Newport and Actuant, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Actuant has a consensus target price of $24.38, suggesting a potential upside of 3.28%.
Newport beats Actuant on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Newport Corporation is a supplier of technology products and systems. The Company offers its products and services to a range of industries, including scientific research, microelectronics, defense and security, life and health sciences, and industrial markets. The Company operates through three business segments: Photonics Group, which includes photonics instruments and systems, vibration isolation systems and subsystems, precision positioning systems and subsystems, optical components for research applications, optical hardware, and three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment; Lasers Group, which offers a portfolio of laser technology products and services, including ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and high-energy pulsed lasers and tunable lasers, and Optics Group, which offers precision optics and lens assemblies, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings.
Actuant Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes a range of industrial products and systems to various end markets. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial, Energy and Engineered Solutions. The Company’s Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure and production automation markets. The Company’s Energy segment provides joint integrity products and services, customized offshore vessel mooring solutions, as well as rope and cable solutions to the global oil and gas, power generation and other energy markets. The Company’s Engineered Solutions segment provides engineered position and motion control systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in various on and off-highway vehicle markets, as well as various other products to the industrial and agricultural markets.
Receive News & Ratings for Newport Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Newport and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.