Contrasting Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI) & JE Cleantech (NASDAQ:JCSE)

Hillenbrand (NYSE:HIGet Rating) and JE Cleantech (NASDAQ:JCSEGet Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Hillenbrand and JE Cleantech, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hillenbrand 0 0 2 0 3.00
JE Cleantech 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hillenbrand presently has a consensus target price of $66.00, indicating a potential upside of 58.81%. Given Hillenbrand’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hillenbrand is more favorable than JE Cleantech.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.9% of Hillenbrand shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Hillenbrand shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hillenbrand and JE Cleantech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hillenbrand 6.80% 22.51% 7.01%
JE Cleantech N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hillenbrand and JE Cleantech’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hillenbrand $2.86 billion 1.04 $249.90 million $2.68 15.51
JE Cleantech N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hillenbrand has higher revenue and earnings than JE Cleantech.

Summary

Hillenbrand beats JE Cleantech on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hillenbrand Company Profile (Get Rating)

Hillenbrand, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Advanced Process Solutions, Molding Technology Solutions, and Batesville. The Advanced Process Solutions segment designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and services process and material handling equipment and systems comprising compounding, extrusion, and material handling equipment, as well as equipment system design; and screening and separating equipment for various industries, including plastics, food and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fertilizers, minerals and mining, energy, wastewater treatment, forest products, and other general industrials. The Molding Technology Solutions segment offers injection molding and extrusion equipment; hot runner systems; process control systems; and mold bases and components for various industries, including automotive, consumer goods, medical, packaging, construction, and electronics. The Batesville segment designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells funeral services products and solutions, such as burial caskets, cremation caskets, containers and urns, other personalization and memorialization products, and web-based technology applications. Hillenbrand, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Batesville, Indiana.

JE Cleantech Company Profile (Get Rating)

JE Cleantech Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells cleaning systems for various industrial end-use applications in Singapore, Malaysia, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Sale of Cleaning Systems and Other Equipment Business, and Provision of Centralized Dishware Washing and Ancillary Services. It provides various cleaning systems and other equipment, including aqueous washing systems, plating and cleaning systems, train cleaning systems, and filtration units. The company also offers centralized dishwashing services for food and beverage establishments, such as food courts, hawker centers, restaurants, cookhouses, eldercare homes, and inflight catering service providers; and general cleaning services for food courts. In addition, it leases dishware washing equipment. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Singapore. JE Cleantech Holdings Limited operates as a subsidiary of JE Cleantech Global Limited.

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