Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ: HOLI) and Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE:KMR) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares Hollysys Automation Technologies and Kinder Morgan Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hollysys Automation Technologies||18.89%||12.72%||8.71%|
|Kinder Morgan Management||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Hollysys Automation Technologies and Kinder Morgan Management, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hollysys Automation Technologies||1||1||1||0||2.00|
|Kinder Morgan Management||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Hollysys Automation Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $20.77, indicating a potential downside of 21.95%. Given Hollysys Automation Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Hollysys Automation Technologies is more favorable than Kinder Morgan Management.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Hollysys Automation Technologies and Kinder Morgan Management’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hollysys Automation Technologies||$431.94 million||3.72||$68.94 million||$1.55||17.17|
|Kinder Morgan Management||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.85||56.60|
Hollysys Automation Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Kinder Morgan Management. Hollysys Automation Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kinder Morgan Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Hollysys Automation Technologies has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Hollysys Automation Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Kinder Morgan Management does not pay a dividend. Hollysys Automation Technologies pays out 7.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
67.4% of Hollysys Automation Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Hollysys Automation Technologies beats Kinder Morgan Management on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Hollysys Automation Technologies
Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. is a provider of automation and control technologies, and products. The Company’s segments include Industrial Automation (IA), Rail Transportation (rail), Mechanical and Electrical (M&E), and Miscellaneous. Its technologies are applied through its industrial automation solution suite, including the Distributed Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controller, Real-time Management Information System, HolliAS Asset Management System, Operator Training System, Batch Application Package, Advanced Process Control Package (HolliAS APC Suite), Safety Instrumentation System (SIS), railway signaling system of Train Control Center, Automatic Train Protection, Subway Supervisory and Control platform, nuclear power non-safety automation and control system HolliAs-NMS DCS and other products. It serves customers in the industrial, railway, subway, nuclear power, and mechanical and electronic industries in China, Southeast Asia, India, Europe and the Middle East.
About Kinder Morgan Management
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.
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