Tri-Tech (OTCMKTS: TRITF) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Tri-Tech and Actuant’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Actuant||$1.10 billion||1.23||-$66.21 million||($1.49)||-15.03|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Tri-Tech and Actuant, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Actuant has a consensus target price of $23.63, indicating a potential upside of 5.47%.
This table compares Tri-Tech and Actuant’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Actuant pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Tri-Tech does not pay a dividend. Actuant pays out -2.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Tri-Tech has a beta of 61.92, suggesting that its share price is 6,092% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Actuant has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Actuant beats Tri-Tech on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tri-Tech Holding Inc. is a provider of integrated solutions, products and technologies to water resource management and environmental protection industries. It operates in three segments: Water, Wastewater Treatment and Municipal Infrastructure, Water Resource Management System and Engineering Services, and Industrial Pollution Control and Safety. Through its subsidiaries, VIE affiliates and joint venture partnership, the Company provides third-party products, integrated system and other services for the purposes of water resource monitoring, development, utilization and protection. The Company designs water works and customized facilities for reclaiming and reusing water, sewage treatment and solid waste disposal for China’s municipalities. The Company designs systems that track natural waterway levels for drought control, monitor groundwater quality and manage water resources. On June 9, 2011, the Company acquired J&Y International Inc.
Actuant Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes a range of industrial products and systems to various end markets. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial, Energy and Engineered Solutions. The Company’s Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure and production automation markets. The Company’s Energy segment provides joint integrity products and services, customized offshore vessel mooring solutions, as well as rope and cable solutions to the global oil and gas, power generation and other energy markets. The Company’s Engineered Solutions segment provides engineered position and motion control systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in various on and off-highway vehicle markets, as well as various other products to the industrial and agricultural markets.
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