Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE: KMR) and Atkore International Group (NYSE:ATKR) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and Atkore International Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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|
|Atkore International Group||$1.50 billion||0.91||$84.63 million||$1.41||15.30|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
96.6% of Atkore International Group shares are held by institutional investors. 51.0% of Atkore International Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Kinder Morgan Management and Atkore International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kinder Morgan Management||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Atkore International Group||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Atkore International Group has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.27%. Given Atkore International Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than Kinder Morgan Management.
This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and Atkore International Group’s 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|
|Atkore International Group||5.97%||26.99%||8.34%|
Risk and Volatility
Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atkore International Group has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Atkore International Group beats Kinder Morgan Management on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Kinder Morgan Management Company Profile
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.
Atkore International Group Company Profile
Atkore International Group Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical raceway products. The Company’s products are primarily offered for non-residential construction and renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical Raceway and MP&S. Through the electrical raceway segment, it manufactures products that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet. The Company’s electrical raceway segment products include electrical conduit, armored cable, cable trays, mounting systems and fittings. Through the MP&S segment, it provides products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a range of structures, equipment and systems in electrical, industrial and construction applications. The Company’s MP&S segment products include metal framing products and in-line galvanized mechanical tube.
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