GrafTech (EAF) and Hollysis Automation Technolo (HOLI) Head to Head Analysis

GrafTech (NYSE: EAF) and Hollysis Automation Technolo (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.


Hollysis Automation Technolo pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. GrafTech does not pay a dividend. Hollysis Automation Technolo pays out 10.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GrafTech and Hollysis Automation Technolo’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GrafTech $550.77 million 10.46 $7.98 million N/A N/A
Hollysis Automation Technolo $431.94 million 3.46 $68.94 million $1.16 21.34

Hollysis Automation Technolo has lower revenue, but higher earnings than GrafTech.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for GrafTech and Hollysis Automation Technolo, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrafTech 0 0 5 0 3.00
Hollysis Automation Technolo 1 0 3 0 2.50

GrafTech currently has a consensus price target of $25.25, indicating a potential upside of 32.48%. Hollysis Automation Technolo has a consensus price target of $20.77, indicating a potential downside of 16.11%. Given GrafTech’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe GrafTech is more favorable than Hollysis Automation Technolo.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.8% of Hollysis Automation Technolo shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares GrafTech and Hollysis Automation Technolo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrafTech N/A N/A N/A
Hollysis Automation Technolo 19.02% 13.10% 8.96%

GrafTech Company Profile

GrafTech International Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells synthetic and natural graphite and carbon based products worldwide. It offers graphite electrodes, which are components of the conductive power systems used to produce steel and non-ferrous metals; and petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon used in the production of graphite electrodes. The company sells its products primarily through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Independence, Ohio. GrafTech International Ltd. is a subsidiary of BCP IV GrafTech Holdings LP.

Hollysis Automation Technolo Company Profile

Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. provides automation and control technologies and products in the People's Republic of China, Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East. The company offers a suite of industrial automation systems, including third-party hardware-centric products, such as instrumentation and actuators; proprietary software-centric distributed control systems/programmable logic controllers; and valued-added software packages comprising real-time management information system, HolliAS asset management system, operator training system, HolliAS batch application package, HolliAS advanced process control package, and safety instrumentation system, as well as HOLLiAS-NMS DCS, a proprietary nuclear power non-safety automation and control system. It also provides train control center that monitors route condition, track status, train schedules, distance between trains, and the working status of other function devices, as well as generates control instructions and commands. In addition, the company offers automation train protection that operates as a train over-speed protection mechanism; supervisory control and data acquisition system, an open software platform; and subway supervisory and control platform data acquisition product, as well as automatic train protection and other products. Further, it engages in research and development activities; and provides integrated automation systems and services, mechanical and electrical solution services, and installation services. The company serves customers in the industrial, railway, subway, nuclear power, and mechanical and electronic industries. The company was formerly known as HLS Systems International Ltd. and changed its name to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. in July 2009. Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic China.

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