Analyzing Metso (MXCYY) & JBT (JBT)

Metso (OTCMKTS: MXCYY) and JBT (NYSE:JBT) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Metso and JBT’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Metso $3.06 billion 1.76 $115.29 million $0.24 37.21
JBT $1.64 billion 1.70 $80.50 million $3.10 28.32

Metso has higher revenue and earnings than JBT. JBT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Metso, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Metso shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Metso shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of JBT shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Metso has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JBT has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Metso pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. JBT pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Metso pays out 104.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. JBT pays out 12.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Metso and JBT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metso 1 0 0 0 1.00
JBT 1 3 2 0 2.17

JBT has a consensus price target of $102.50, suggesting a potential upside of 16.74%. Given JBT’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe JBT is more favorable than Metso.

Profitability

This table compares Metso and JBT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metso 4.27% 11.35% 4.74%
JBT 3.78% 21.73% 6.53%

Metso Company Profile

Metso Corporation, an industrial company, provides equipment and services for mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper, and process industries worldwide. The company operates through Minerals and Flow Control segments. It offers mining solutions, including crushing, screening, grinding, classification, beneficiation, dewatering, pyro processing, bulk materials handling, and slurry pumping solutions, as well as wear and spare parts; and aggregates, such as crushers, screens, feeders, lokotrack mobile plants, NW portable and rapid plants, rock breakers, air classifiers, slurry pumps, and preowned equipment, as well as wear and spare parts. The company also provides control, on-off, emergency shutdown, butterfly, ball, segment, eccentric plug, globe, special, and tank car valves; valve controls and limit switches; electric, pneumatic, and manual actuators; positioners, on-off controllers; intelligent safety solenoids; instrumentation panel; and valve spare parts. In addition, it offers metal recycling solutions, including balers, post shredder technology, turnings and pre shredders, anode crusher, shredders, briquettes, and shears; and waste recycling solutions, such as mobile pre-shredders, pre-shredders, and fine-shredders. Further, the company provides expert, flow control, field, performance, and training services. Metso Corporation is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

JBT Company Profile

John Bean Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures, tests, installs, and services products and systems for the food and beverage, and air transportation industries. The company operates through JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech segments. It provides chilling, mixing/grinding, injecting, marinating, tumbling, portioning, packaging, coating, frying, freezing, weighing solutions, X-ray food inspection, and packaging systems for poultry, beef, pork, and seafood, as well as ready-to-eat meals, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and bakery products; solutions to extract, concentrate, and aseptically process citrus, tomato and other fruits, vegetables, and juices; and solutions for the filling, closing, and preservation of fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, and dairy and pet food products, as well as ready-to-eat meals. The company also offers automated guided vehicle systems for material handling in the manufacturing and warehouse industries; packaging material components, such as metal clips and hanging loops; labeling systems; and aftermarket products, parts, and services. In addition, it provides mobile air transportation equipment, such as commercial and military cargo loading, aircraft deicing, aircraft towing, and ground aircraft power and cooling systems; and airport gate equipment for passenger boarding. Further, the company offers airport equipment, systems, and facilities maintenance services to domestic and international airport authorities, passenger airlines, airfreight and ground handling companies, military forces, and defense contractors. It provides its products under the DSI, Stein, THERMoFIN, GYRoCOMPACT, Stream, Double D, Revoband, FLoFREEZE, ADVANTEC, SuperTRAK, and READYGo trademarks; and Frigoscandia brand. The company markets and sells its products and solutions through direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives in the United States and internationally. John Bean Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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