As Diversified Machinery companies, Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) and Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) are our subject to compare. And more specifically their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Rockwell Automation Inc.||168||2.82||N/A||8.42||19.27|
In table 1 we can see Rockwell Automation Inc. and Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Curtiss-Wright Corporation is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than Rockwell Automation Inc. Company that currently has a higher P/E ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. Rockwell Automation Inc. is thus currently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher P/E ratio.
Table 2 shows us the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of both companies.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Rockwell Automation Inc.||0.00%||68.4%||16%|
Volatility & Risk
Rockwell Automation Inc. is 35.00% more volatile than S&P 500 due to its 1.35 beta. In other hand, Curtiss-Wright Corporation has beta of 1.23 which is 23.00% more volatile than S&P 500.
The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Rockwell Automation Inc. are 1.6 and 1.2. Competitively, Curtiss-Wright Corporation has 2.1 and 1.3 for Current and Quick Ratio. Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Rockwell Automation Inc.
Rockwell Automation Inc. and Curtiss-Wright Corporation Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Rockwell Automation Inc.||0||2||2||2.50|
The consensus price target of Rockwell Automation Inc. is $181.4, with potential upside of 13.12%. Competitively the consensus price target of Curtiss-Wright Corporation is $140, which is potential 10.13% upside. The data from earlier shows that analysts belief suggest that Rockwell Automation Inc. seems more appealing than Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
Rockwell Automation Inc. and Curtiss-Wright Corporation has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 78.7% and 78.3%. Insiders held 0.7% of Rockwell Automation Inc. shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.7% of Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s shares.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|Rockwell Automation Inc.||-4.92%||-12.78%||-8.26%||-4.16%||-9.3%||7.8%|
For the past year Rockwell Automation Inc. has weaker performance than Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Rockwell Automation Inc. beats Curtiss-Wright Corporation on 10 of the 12 factors.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and overhauls precision components, and engineered products and services primarily to the aerospace, defense, power generation, and general industrial markets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Commercial/Industrial, Defense, and Power. The Commercial/Industrial segment offers industrial vehicle products, such as electronic throttle control devices and transmission shifters; sensors, controls and electro-mechanical actuation components, and utility systems used in commercial aircrafts; valves primarily to the industrial and naval defense markets; and surface technology services, including shot peening, laser peening, coatings, and advanced testing. The Defense segment provides commercial off-the-shelf embedded computing board level modules, integrated subsystems, flight test equipment, instrumentation and control systems, turret aiming and stabilization products, and weapons handling systems; and avionics and electronics, flight test equipment, and aircraft data management solutions to the commercial aerospace market. The Power segment offers hardware, pumps, valves, fastening systems, specialized containment doors, airlock hatches, spent fuel management products, and fluid sealing technologies for nuclear power plants and nuclear equipment manufacturers; and coolant pumps, power-dense compact motors, generators, and secondary propulsion systems primarily to the U.S. navy. Curtiss-Wright Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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