Contrasting Cemtrex (CETX) & Abtech (ABHD)

Cemtrex (NASDAQ: CETX) and Abtech (OTCMKTS:ABHD) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

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Cemtrex has a beta of -0.15, suggesting that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Abtech has a beta of -2.98, suggesting that its stock price is 398% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cemtrex and Abtech, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cemtrex 0 0 0 0 N/A
Abtech 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Cemtrex and Abtech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cemtrex 3.01% 9.88% 5.46%
Abtech -500.46% N/A -521.23%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cemtrex and Abtech’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cemtrex $120.62 million 0.27 $4.38 million N/A N/A
Abtech $310,000.00 21.04 -$4.13 million N/A N/A

Cemtrex has higher revenue and earnings than Abtech.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.1% of Cemtrex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Abtech shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.0% of Cemtrex shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Abtech shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Cemtrex pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Abtech does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Cemtrex beats Abtech on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cemtrex Company Profile

Cemtrex, Inc. is a diversified technology company, which provides solutions to industrial and manufacturing needs. The Company provides manufacturing services of electronic system assemblies; provides broad-based industrial services, instruments and emission monitors for industrial processes, and provides industrial air filtration and environmental control systems. It operates through two segments: Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) segment and the Industrial Products & Services (IPS) segment. The Company, through its electronics manufacturing services (EMS) group, provides end to end electronic manufacturing services, which include product design and sustaining engineering services, printed circuit board assembly and production, cabling and wire harnessing, systems integration, testing services, and assembled electronic products. The Industrial Products & Services segment provides single-source services for in plant equipment erection, relocation and maintenance.

Abtech Company Profile

Abtech Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, AbTech Industries, Inc. (AbTech Industries), provides solutions to water contamination issues that are caused by stormwater runoff, industrial processes, water produced in the extractive industries, such as oil and gas drilling, and spills of oil-based fluids in marine environments. The Company operates through the filtration and treatment of polluted water segment. It provides services for the design and selection of water treatment systems, products sales of filtration and treatment systems, installation of the treatment technologies and maintenance of the installed systems. These activities are provided through subcontractors and on some projects the Company may act as a subcontractor to other entities. AbTech Industries has developed a range of products that leverage its cornerstone filtration media technology called Smart Sponge. The technology can be used as a filtration media to remove hydrocarbons and other pollutants from water.

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