Kadant (NYSE: KAI) and nVent Electric (NYSE:NVT) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kadant and nVent Electric, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Kadant pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. nVent Electric does not pay a dividend. Kadant pays out 19.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kadant has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Kadant and nVent Electric’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kadant||$515.03 million||2.06||$31.09 million||$4.49||21.41|
Kadant has higher revenue and earnings than nVent Electric.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
89.2% of Kadant shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Kadant shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Kadant and nVent Electric’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Kadant beats nVent Electric on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Kadant Inc. supplies equipment and critical components used in papermaking, paper recycling, recycling and waste management, and other process industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Papermaking Systems and Wood Processing Systems. The Papermaking Systems segment develops, manufactures, and markets custom-engineered stock-preparation systems and equipment for the preparation of wastepaper for conversion into recycled paper and balers, as well as related equipment used in the processing of recyclable and waste materials; and fluid-handling systems and equipment used in industrial piping systems to compensate for movement, as well as to transfer fluid, power, and data. This segment also offers doctoring systems and equipment, and related consumables to enhance the operation of paper machines and other industrial processes; and filtration and cleaning systems for draining, purifying, and recycling process water, as well as cleaning fabrics, belts, and rolls in various process industries. The Wood Processing Systems segment develops, manufactures, and markets stranders, debarkers, chippers, and logging machinery used in the harvesting and production of lumber and oriented strand board, an engineered wood panel product used primarily in home construction. This segment also provides pulping equipment refurbishment and repair services for the pulp and paper industry. The company also manufactures and sells granules for use in turf and ornamental applications, and oil and grease absorption, as well as carriers for agricultural, home lawn and garden, and professional lawn applications. The company was formerly known as Thermo Fibertek Inc. and changed its name to Kadant Inc. in July 2001. Kadant Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts.
About nVent Electric
nVent Electric Plc provides electrical connection and protection solutions. It designs, manufactures, markets, installs, and services products and solutions that connect and protect some of the equipment, buildings, and critical processes. The company offers enclosures, electrical connections and fastening, and thermal management solutions across industry-leading. Its products brands include Caddy, Erico, Hoffman, Raychem, Schroff, and Tracer. The company was founded on May 30, 2017 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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