Gates Industrial (NYSE: GTES) and Mueller Industries (NYSE:MLI) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Gates Industrial and Mueller Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Mueller Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Gates Industrial does not pay a dividend. Mueller Industries pays out 23.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Gates Industrial has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
This table compares Gates Industrial and Mueller Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
91.3% of Mueller Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Mueller Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Gates Industrial and Mueller Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gates Industrial||$2.75 billion||1.83||$57.70 million||N/A||N/A|
|Mueller Industries||$2.27 billion||0.70||$85.59 million||$1.71||16.19|
Mueller Industries has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Gates Industrial.
Mueller Industries beats Gates Industrial on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Gates Industrial
Gates Industrial Corporation PLC designs and manufactures power transmission equipment. Its products serves harsh and hazardous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners and virtually every form of transportation.
About Mueller Industries
Mueller Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of copper, brass, aluminum and plastic products. The Company operates through three segments: Piping Systems, Industrial Metals and Climate. The Company’s products include copper tube and fittings; line sets; brass and copper alloy rod, bar, and shapes; aluminum and brass forgings; aluminum impact extrusions; plastic fittings and valves; refrigeration valves and fittings; fabricated tubular products, and steel nipples. The Company also resells imported brass and plastic plumbing valves, malleable iron fittings, faucets, and plumbing specialty products. The Company’s operations are located throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, South Korea, and China. The Company markets its products to the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, refrigeration, hardware, and other industries.
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