We are contrasting Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) and Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) on their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. They both are Diversified Machinery companies, competing one another.
Earnings & Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
In table 1 we can see Xylem Inc. and Crane Co.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Crane Co. appears to has higher revenue and earnings than Xylem Inc. When company has higher P/E means it is more expensive than its counterpart presently. Xylem Inc. has been trading at a higher P/E ratio than Crane Co., which means that it is at the moment the more expensive of the two companies.
Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two companies.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Xylem Inc.’s current beta is 1.19 and it happens to be 19.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Crane Co.’s 1.34 beta is the reason why it is 34.00% more volatile than S&P 500.
Xylem Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.4 and a Quick Ratio of 1. Competitively, Crane Co.’s Current Ratio is 1.9 and has 1.3 Quick Ratio. Crane Co.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Xylem Inc.
Xylem Inc. and Crane Co. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Xylem Inc.’s upside potential currently stands at 6.87% and an $82.33 average price target. Competitively Crane Co. has an average price target of $103, with potential upside of 32.53%. The information presented earlier suggests that Crane Co. looks more robust than Xylem Inc. as far as analyst belief.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
Institutional investors owned 93.1% of Xylem Inc. shares and 71.8% of Crane Co. shares. Insiders owned roughly 0.4% of Xylem Inc.’s shares. Comparatively, Crane Co. has 1.7% of it’s share owned by insiders.
In this table we show 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)|
For the past year Xylem Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than Crane Co.
On 9 of the 12 factors Crane Co. beats Xylem Inc.
Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and service of engineered solutions for the water and wastewater applications. It operates through three segments: Water Infrastructure, Applied Water, and Sensus. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications. The Applied Water segment provides pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls, and dispensing equipment systems under the Goulds Water Technology, Bell & Gossett, A-C Fire Pump, Standard Xchange, Lowara, Jabsco, Flojet, and Flowtronex names for residential and commercial building services, industrial water, and irrigation applications. The Sensus segment provides communications, smart metering, measurement, and control technologies and services that allow customers to use their distribution networks for the delivery of critical resources, such as water, electricity, and natural gas. This segment also offers software and services, including cloud-based analytics, remote monitoring, and data management, as well as sells smart lighting products and solutions. The company markets and sells its products through a network of direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and value-added solution providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Xylem Inc. is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.
Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The companyÂ’s Fluid Handling segment provides process valves and related products, such as on/off valves and related products for critical and demanding applications in the chemical, oil and gas, power, non-residential construction, and general industrial end markets; and pumps and related products for water and wastewater applications in the industrial, municipal, commercial, and military markets. This segment offers its products under the Crane, Saunders, Jenkins, Pacific, Xomox, Krombach, DEPA, ELRO, REVO, Flowseal, Centerline, Resistoflex, Duochek, Barksdale, WTA, Deming, Weinman, Burks, and Barnes trade names. Its Payment & Merchandising Technologies segment offers coin acceptors and dispensers, coin hoppers, coin recyclers, bill validators, bill recyclers, and cashless systems; vending equipment that dispenses food, snack, and hot and cold beverages; and other solutions comprising vending management software, cashless payment products, and wireless connectivity products. This segment serves retail self-checkout, vending, casino gaming, government lotteries, parking, transit fare collection, payment kiosks, and banking markets, as well as vending operators, and food and beverage companies. The companyÂ’s Aerospace & Electronics segment provides original equipment and aftermarket parts under the Hydro-Aire, ELDEC, Lear Romec, P.L. Porter, Keltec, Interpoint, Signal Technology, Merrimac Industries, and Polyflon brand names. This segment serves commercial aerospace, and military aerospace and defense markets. Its Engineered Materials segment offers fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels and coils for use in manufacturing recreational vehicles (RV), truck bodies, and truck trailers, as well as applications in commercial and industrial buildings. Crane Co. was founded in 1855 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.
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