Global Power Equipment Group (OTCMKTS:GLPW) & Kubota (KUBTY) Critical Survey

Global Power Equipment Group (OTCMKTS: GLPW) and Kubota (OTCMKTS:KUBTY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Global Power Equipment Group and Kubota’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Power Equipment Group $418.59 million 0.13 -$43.61 million ($3.13) -0.97
Kubota $3.53 billion 6.81 $316.27 million N/A N/A

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Group.

Risk and Volatility

Global Power Equipment Group has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kubota has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Global Power Equipment Group and Kubota’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Power Equipment Group -17.83% -89.23% -26.71%
Kubota N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Global Power Equipment Group and Kubota, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Power Equipment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.9% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Kubota shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kubota shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Kubota beats Global Power Equipment Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Power Equipment Group Company Profile

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing company providing an array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. The Products segment includes two primary product categories: Electrical Solutions, which provides custom-configured electrical houses and generator enclosures for various industries. The Services segment provides lifecycle maintenance, repair, on-site specialty support, outage management, construction and fabrication services for the power generation, industrial, chemical/petrochemical processing, and oil and gas industries. Its products portfolio span from auxiliary equipment for gas turbines to small, high alloy parts, such as seals, shims and brackets. It also offers a range of services that have been managing plant asset value, including general and specialty construction, maintenance and modification, and plant management support services.

Kubota Company Profile

KUBOTA Corporation is a manufacturer of a range of machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: Farm & Industrial Machinery, Water & Environment, and Other. The Farm & Industrial Machinery segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products, which include farm equipment, engines, construction machinery and electronic equipped machinery. Its Water & Environment segment engages in the manufacture and sale of pipe‐related products, such as ductile iron pipes, plastic pipes, pumps, valves and other products; environment‐related products, including environmental control plants and other products, and social infrastructure‐related products, such as industrial castings, ceramics, spiral‐welded steel pipes and other products. The Other segment is engaged in services and other businesses. The Company has operations in Japan, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand and other Southeast Asian regions.

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