Comparing Tennant (TNC) and Fresh Healthy Vending (VEND)

Tennant (NYSE: TNC) and Fresh Healthy Vending (OTCMKTS:VEND) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.


Tennant pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Fresh Healthy Vending does not pay a dividend. Tennant pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tennant has raised its dividend for 46 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tennant and Fresh Healthy Vending’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tennant $1.00 billion 1.29 -$6.19 million $1.54 46.79
Fresh Healthy Vending $4.27 million 21.14 -$11.26 million N/A N/A

Tennant has higher revenue and earnings than Fresh Healthy Vending.


This table compares Tennant and Fresh Healthy Vending’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tennant 0.10% 9.27% 2.75%
Fresh Healthy Vending -861.36% N/A -72.26%

Volatility and Risk

Tennant has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fresh Healthy Vending has a beta of -8.05, indicating that its stock price is 905% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.4% of Tennant shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Fresh Healthy Vending shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Tennant shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 62.6% of Fresh Healthy Vending shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Tennant and Fresh Healthy Vending, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tennant 0 0 1 0 3.00
Fresh Healthy Vending 0 0 1 0 3.00


Tennant beats Fresh Healthy Vending on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tennant

Tennant Company designs, manufactures, and markets floor cleaning equipment. It offers a suite of products, including floor maintenance and outdoor cleaning equipment, detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies, aftermarket parts and consumables, equipment maintenance and repair services, specialty surface coatings, and asset management solutions. The company also provides business solutions, such as financing, rental, and leasing programs, as well as machine-to-machine asset management solutions. Its products are used in retail establishments and distribution centers; factories and warehouses; and public venues, such as arenas and stadiums, office buildings, schools and universities, hospitals and clinics, parking lots and streets, and other environments. The company markets its products to contract cleaners, businesses, and various governmental entities through direct sales and service organization, as well as through a network of authorized distributors under the Tennant, Nobles, Green Machines, Alfa Uma Empresa Tennant, IRIS, Superior Anodes, Waterstar, and Orbio brands worldwide. Tennant Company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc., a franchise development company, operates vending machines and micro markets in North America, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. The company and its franchisees operate approximately 3,000 vending machines and micro markets that provide natural and organic food and beverage products. The company was formerly known as Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. and changed its name to Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc. in March 2016. Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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