Reviewing SPX (SPXC) & NIPPON Stl & SU/S (NSSMY)

SPX (NYSE:SPXC) and NIPPON Stl & SU/S (OTCMKTS:NSSMY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for SPX and NIPPON Stl & SU/S, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPX 0 1 2 0 2.67
NIPPON Stl & SU/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

SPX presently has a consensus price target of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.73%. Given SPX’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe SPX is more favorable than NIPPON Stl & SU/S.

Dividends

NIPPON Stl & SU/S pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. SPX does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SPX and NIPPON Stl & SU/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SPX $1.43 billion 0.90 $89.30 million $1.78 16.71
NIPPON Stl & SU/S $51.19 billion 0.36 $1.76 billion N/A N/A

NIPPON Stl & SU/S has higher revenue and earnings than SPX.

Profitability

This table compares SPX and NIPPON Stl & SU/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPX 7.93% 27.30% 4.25%
NIPPON Stl & SU/S 3.84% 6.25% 2.88%

Risk & Volatility

SPX has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NIPPON Stl & SU/S has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.1% of SPX shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of NIPPON Stl & SU/S shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of SPX shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

SPX beats NIPPON Stl & SU/S on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SPX

SPX Corporation supplies infrastructure equipment serving the heating and ventilation (HVAC), detection and measurement, power transmission and generation, and industrial markets in the United States, China, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates through three segments: HVAC, Detection and Measurement, and Engineered Solutions. The HVAC segment engineers, designs, manufactures, installs, and services cooling products for the HVAC and industrial markets, as well as boilers, comfort heating, and ventilation products for the residential and commercial markets. The Detection and Measurement segment offers underground pipe and cable locators, and inspection equipment, as well as bus fare collection systems, communication technologies, and specialty lighting products. The Engineered Solutions segment provides transformers for the power transmission and distribution markets; and process cooling equipment, as well as rotating and stationary heat exchangers for the industrial and power generation markets. This segment sells transformers for publicly and privately held utilities under the Waukesha brand name; and process cooling products and heat exchangers under the brand names of the SPX Cooling, Marley, Yuba, and Ecolaire. The company markets its products through various distribution channels, such as direct to customers, independent manufacturing representatives, third-party distributors, and retailers. SPX Corporation is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About NIPPON Stl & SU/S

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation engages in steelmaking and steel fabrication businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Steelmaking and Steel Fabrication, Engineering and Construction, Chemicals, New materials, and System Solutions. The company offers steel plates; hot- and cold-rolled steel sheets and coils, coated steel sheets, color coated steel sheets, electrolytic tin plates, and electrical steel sheets; bar and rod materials; and structural steel products. It also provides pipes and tubes; and railway, automotive, and construction and industrial machinery parts, such as railway wheels, driving mechanisms, axles, couplers, bogie trucks, brake disks, control bogies, brake calipers, test equipment, crankshafts and front axles, aluminum wheels, permanent magnet retarders, die materials, mill rolls, circular forgings, forged products for power generation, and shape-memory alloys. In addition, the company offers titanium products for use in automobiles, architecture, civil engineering and ocean development, aircraft, sports gears and consumer products, welded tubes, PHE, and chemical and electrolytic fields; stainless steel sheets, shapes, plates, and wire rods, as well as strips, clad steel sheets, nickel and nickel alloy products, and crystal series products; and steel slags. Further, it manufactures and markets industrial machinery and equipment; performs construction work under contract; and engages in waste processing and recycling activities, as well as in supplying electricity, gas, and heat. Additionally, the company offers coal-based chemical products and petrochemicals, as well as electronic materials; and materials for semiconductors and electronic parts, carbon fiber and composite products, and products that apply technologies for metal processing. It also provides computer systems engineering and consulting services; and IT-enabled outsourcing and other services. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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