Forward Industries (FORD) and Fuling Global (FORK) Financial Analysis

Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD) and Fuling Global (NASDAQ:FORK) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Forward Industries has a beta of -0.11, meaning that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fuling Global has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Forward Industries and Fuling Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forward Industries 4.31% 8.48% 5.19%
Fuling Global N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

17.4% of Forward Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Fuling Global shares are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of Forward Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Forward Industries and Fuling Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forward Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fuling Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Forward Industries and Fuling Global’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Forward Industries $24.76 million 0.57 $570,000.00 N/A N/A
Fuling Global $127.25 million 0.44 $6.27 million N/A N/A

Fuling Global has higher revenue and earnings than Forward Industries.

Summary

Forward Industries beats Fuling Global on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Forward Industries Company Profile

Forward Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, markets, and distributes carry and protective solutions primarily for hand held electronic devices. It provides carrying cases and other accessories for medical monitoring and diagnostic kits; and other portable electronic and non-electronic products, such as sporting and recreational products, bar code scanners, smartphones, GPS location devices, tablets, firearms, and other products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Forward Industries, Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Fuling Global Company Profile

Fuling Global Inc. produces and distributes plastic service ware in the People's Republic of China. The company offers disposable cutlery, including forks, knives, spoons, and utensils; drinking straws; cups and plates; and other plastics products. Fuling Global Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through distributors to dealers, QSRs, manufacturers, and retailers. The company also exports its products to the United States and Europe. Fuling Global Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Wenling, the People's Republic of China.

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