Sun Hydraulics (SNHY) vs. ZK International Group (ZKIN) Head-To-Head Contrast

Sun Hydraulics (NASDAQ: SNHY) and ZK International Group (NASDAQ:ZKIN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Sun Hydraulics and ZK International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sun Hydraulics 9.27% 14.12% 9.30%
ZK International Group N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sun Hydraulics and ZK International Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sun Hydraulics $342.84 million 4.51 $31.55 million $1.60 30.59
ZK International Group $44.95 million 1.51 $5.87 million $0.45 11.36

Sun Hydraulics has higher revenue and earnings than ZK International Group. ZK International Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sun Hydraulics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.6% of Sun Hydraulics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of ZK International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of Sun Hydraulics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Sun Hydraulics pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. ZK International Group does not pay a dividend. Sun Hydraulics pays out 22.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Sun Hydraulics and ZK International Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sun Hydraulics 0 2 4 0 2.67
ZK International Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sun Hydraulics currently has a consensus price target of $60.75, suggesting a potential upside of 24.11%. Given Sun Hydraulics’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sun Hydraulics is more favorable than ZK International Group.


Sun Hydraulics beats ZK International Group on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sun Hydraulics Company Profile

Sun Hydraulics Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves, manifolds, and integrated fluid power packages and subsystems used in hydraulic systems worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Hydraulics and Electronics. Its screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds control force, speed, and motion as integral components in fluid power systems. The company offers various screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves, including electrically actuated and non-electrically actuated products; electro-hydraulics; manifolds that are machined to create threaded cavities and channels; and integrated package solutions, which consists of multiple cartridge valves assembled into a custom designed manifolds for industrial and mobile hydraulics markets under the Sun Hydraulics brand name. It also designs and manufactures electronic control, display, and instrumentation solutions for recreational and off-highway vehicles, and stationary and power generation equipment under the Enovation Controls, Murphy, and Zero Off brand names; and digital and analog electronic controller products for the fluid power industry under the HCT brand name. The company sells its hydraulic products primarily through independent fluid power channel partners, as well as directly to original equipment manufacturer customers and other companies in the hydraulics industry; and electronic products to original equipment manufacturer customers. Sun Hydraulics Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

ZK International Group Company Profile

ZK International Group Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, produces, and sells double-press thin-walled stainless steel, carbon steel, and single-press tubes and fittings in China. The company offers steel strips, steel pipes, and light gauge stainless steel pipes, as well as pipe connections and fittings, such as couplings, adapters, unions, caps, plug pipes, elbows, three-way fittings, tees, cross, side-inlet elbows, wyes, reducers, bushings, couplings, pipe fasteners, and pipe flanges. Its products are used in a range of applications, including water and gas transmission within urban infrastructural development, residential housing development, food and beverage production, oil and gas exploitation, and agricultural irrigation. ZK International Group Co., Ltd. offers its products through distributors and sales representatives. The company also exports its products to Europe and Southeast Asia. ZK International Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 2015 and is based in Wenzhou, China.

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