Contrasting Kubota (KUBTY) & Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN)

Kubota (OTCMKTS: KUBTY) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Kubota and Jason Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kubota N/A N/A N/A
Jason Industries -9.95% N/A -0.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Kubota and Jason Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Jason Industries has a consensus price target of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 81.45%. Given Jason Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Kubota.

Volatility and Risk

Kubota has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jason Industries has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of Kubota shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.1% of Jason Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Kubota shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kubota and Jason Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kubota $3.53 billion 7.46 $316.27 million N/A N/A
Jason Industries $705.52 million 0.09 -$66.87 million ($3.01) -0.82

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Jason Industries.

Summary

Kubota beats Jason Industries on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kubota Company Profile

KUBOTA Corporation is a manufacturer of a range of machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: Farm & Industrial Machinery, Water & Environment, and Other. The Farm & Industrial Machinery segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products, which include farm equipment, engines, construction machinery and electronic equipped machinery. Its Water & Environment segment engages in the manufacture and sale of pipe‐related products, such as ductile iron pipes, plastic pipes, pumps, valves and other products; environment‐related products, including environmental control plants and other products, and social infrastructure‐related products, such as industrial castings, ceramics, spiral‐welded steel pipes and other products. The Other segment is engaged in services and other businesses. The Company has operations in Japan, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand and other Southeast Asian regions.

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.

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