NACCO Industries (NYSE: NC) and Electrolux (OTCMKTS:ELUXY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.
Volatility & Risk
NACCO Industries has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electrolux has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares NACCO Industries and Electrolux’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares NACCO Industries and Electrolux’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Electrolux has higher revenue and earnings than NACCO Industries.
NACCO Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Electrolux pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Electrolux pays out 36.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for NACCO Industries and Electrolux, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
47.3% of NACCO Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Electrolux shares are owned by institutional investors. 35.9% of NACCO Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Electrolux shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Electrolux beats NACCO Industries on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About NACCO Industries
NACCO Industries, Inc. operates primarily in the mining industry. The company mines coal in North Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico for power generation. It provides value-added services, including maintaining and operating draglines for independently owned lime rock quarries; coal handling, processing, and drying services; and surface and mineral acquisition, and lease maintenance services. The company serves electric utilities, independent power providers, activated carbon producers, and synfuels plants. NACCO Industries, Inc. was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
AB Electrolux (publ), together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells household appliances and appliances for professional use. It operates through six segments: Major Appliances Europe, Middle East and Africa; Major Appliances North America; Major Appliances Latin America; Major Appliances Asia/Pacific; Home Care & Small Domestics Appliances; and Professional Products. The company offers various appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, cookers, dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, room air-conditioners, microwave ovens, floor-care products, vacuum cleaners, and other small domestic appliances for consumers. It also provides professional products, including food-service equipment for hotels, restaurants, and institutions, as well as laundry equipment for apartment-house laundry rooms, launderettes, hotels, and other professional users. In addition, the company offers hobs, ovens, and hoods for households and professional kitchens; tumble dryers; and water heaters and heat pumps, as well as consumables, accessories, and services. It provides its products under the Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire, Anova, and Westinghouse brands. The company sells its products to retailers, buying groups, independent stores, and professional users. AB Electrolux (publ) was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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