Rexnord (RXN) vs. CUI Global (CUI) Financial Contrast

Rexnord (NYSE: RXN) and CUI Global (NASDAQ:CUI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Rexnord and CUI Global, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rexnord 0 1 6 0 2.86
CUI Global 0 0 2 0 3.00

Rexnord currently has a consensus price target of $30.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.70%. CUI Global has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 257.14%. Given CUI Global’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CUI Global is more favorable than Rexnord.

Profitability

This table compares Rexnord and CUI Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rexnord 8.29% 13.05% 4.27%
CUI Global -15.12% -16.70% -9.79%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.8% of Rexnord shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of CUI Global shares are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Rexnord shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of CUI Global shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Rexnord has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CUI Global has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rexnord and CUI Global’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rexnord $1.92 billion 1.58 $74.10 million $1.31 22.24
CUI Global $83.28 million 0.96 -$12.58 million ($0.54) -5.19

Rexnord has higher revenue and earnings than CUI Global. CUI Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rexnord, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Rexnord beats CUI Global on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rexnord

Rexnord Corporation is a multi-platform industrial company. The Company operates through two segments: Process & Motion Control platform, and Water Management platform. The Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services a range of engineered mechanical components used within systems. The Process & Motion Control portfolio includes motion control products, shaft management products, aerospace components and related value-added services. Its Process & Motion Control brands include Rexnord, Rex, Euroflex, Falk, FlatTop, Link-Belt, Thomas and Tollok. The Water Management platform designs, procures and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation. The Water Management product portfolio includes professional grade water control and safety, water distribution and drainage, finish plumbing and site works products. Its products are marketed and sold under various brand names, including Zurn, Wilkins and VAG.

About CUI Global

CUI Global, Inc. is a platform company. The Company’s segments include Power and Electromechanical, Energy and Other. The Power and Electromechanical segment includes its subsidiaries, CUI, Inc. (CUI), CUI Japan and CUI-Canada, Inc., which provide electromechanical components, including power supplies, transformers, converters, connectors and industrial controls for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its Power and Electro-Mechanical segment aggregates its product offerings into over two categories: components, including connectors, speakers, buzzers, test and measurement devices, and control solutions, including encoders and sensors, and power solutions. Its Energy segment includes its subsidiaries, Orbital Gas Systems Limited (Orbital) and the Orbital Gas Systems, North America, Inc., which consist of gas related test and measurement systems, including the GasPT, a natural gas inferential metering device. The Other segment includes corporate activity.

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