Comparing Willdan Group (WLDN) & ROTORK (RTOXY)

Willdan Group (NASDAQ: WLDN) and ROTORK (OTCMKTS:RTOXY) are both construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

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This table compares Willdan Group and ROTORK’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Willdan Group 4.44% 17.31% 8.57%
ROTORK N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Willdan Group and ROTORK’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Willdan Group $273.35 million 0.87 $12.12 million $1.33 20.28
ROTORK $799.73 million 4.40 $91.03 million N/A N/A

ROTORK has higher revenue and earnings than Willdan Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.4% of Willdan Group shares are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of Willdan Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Willdan Group and ROTORK, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Willdan Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
ROTORK 0 0 0 0 N/A

Willdan Group currently has a consensus target price of $37.67, suggesting a potential upside of 39.66%. Given Willdan Group’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Willdan Group is more favorable than ROTORK.

Risk and Volatility

Willdan Group has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ROTORK has a beta of 2.49, meaning that its stock price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

ROTORK pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Willdan Group does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Willdan Group beats ROTORK on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Willdan Group Company Profile

Willdan Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry, and public agencies at various levels of government primarily in the Unites States. It operates through four segments: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services, and Homeland Security Services. The Energy Efficiency Services segment offers comprehensive surveys, program design, master planning, benchmarking analysis, design engineering, construction management, performance contracting, installation, alternative financing, and measurement and verification services. The Engineering Services segment provides a range of engineering related services, such as building and safety, city engineering, code enforcement, development plan review and inspection, disaster recovery, geotechnical and earthquake engineering, landscape architecture, planning, program and construction management, contract staff support, structural engineering, surveying and mapping, traffic engineering and planning, transportation, and water resources services. The Public Finance Services segment offers district administration, financial consulting, and federal compliance services. The Homeland Security Services segment provides emergency preparedness planning, training, and exercises; and communications and technology services. The company serves public and governmental agencies, including cities, counties, redevelopment agencies, water districts, school districts, and universities; and state agencies and federal agencies, as well as various other special districts and agencies, private utilities and industry, and tribal governments. Willdan Group, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Anaheim, California.

ROTORK Company Profile

Rotork plc designs, manufactures, and markets actuators and flow control products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Controls, Fluid Systems, Gears, and Instruments. The company offers electric actuators and control systems, including intelligent multi-turn and part-turn valve actuators, part-turn/rotary and linear control valve actuators, heavy-duty part-turn/rotary and linear valve actuators, small part-turn/rotary valve actuators, and network control systems, as well as explosion proof actuators, sensors, switches, and controls. It also provides pneumatic and hydraulic rotary and linear, electro-hydraulic, subsea, and vane-type pneumatic valve actuators, as well as smart valve monitoring and control systems. In addition, the company offers manual and motorised multi-turn gearboxes and quarter-turn gearboxes; and worm gear quarter-turn, subsea quarter-turn, and override quarter-turn gear operators, as well as mounting brackets, extension shafts, pedestals, and accessories for the valve and actuator industry. Further, it provides instrumentation and control products, such as pneumatic pressure regulators, electro-pneumatic transducers, pneumatic air volume boosters, and pneumatic relays. Additionally, the company offers pneumatic valves and manifolds, which include air preparation, poppet valves, spool valves, ancillaries, direct acting solenoid valves, and impact pneumatic manifolds. It also provides emergency and planned service, including installation, commissioning, and upgrading control systems, as well as troubleshooting and repair of damaged or deteriorating assets; and actuator overhauls, shutdown outages, preventative maintenance, technical support, and training services. It primarily serves power generation, oil and gas, water and sewage, marine, mining, and other industries. The company was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Bath, the United Kingdom.

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