Comparing Paul Mueller (MUEL) & McDermott International (MDR)

Paul Mueller (OTCMKTS:MUEL) and McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Paul Mueller and McDermott International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paul Mueller 0 0 0 0 N/A
McDermott International 1 3 1 0 2.00

McDermott International has a consensus target price of $26.38, suggesting a potential upside of 160.54%. Given McDermott International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe McDermott International is more favorable than Paul Mueller.

Volatility & Risk

Paul Mueller has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McDermott International has a beta of 2.58, indicating that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.9% of McDermott International shares are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Paul Mueller shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of McDermott International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Paul Mueller and McDermott International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paul Mueller $167.96 million 0.20 -$2.33 million N/A N/A
McDermott International $2.98 billion 0.61 $178.54 million $1.92 5.25

McDermott International has higher revenue and earnings than Paul Mueller.


This table compares Paul Mueller and McDermott International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paul Mueller -0.94% N/A N/A
McDermott International 2.05% 8.40% 3.03%


McDermott International beats Paul Mueller on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Paul Mueller Company Profile

Paul Mueller Company designs and manufactures processing equipment for use in dairy farms; and various applications in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical facilities worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Dairy Farm Equipment, Industrial Equipment, Field Fabrication, and Transportation. The Dairy Farm Equipment segment provides milk cooling and storage equipment and accessories, refrigeration units, and heat recovery equipment for use on dairy farms to dealers, as well as directly to farmers; and services for farmers, as well as milk coolers for rent to farmers. The Industrial Equipment segment offers biopharmaceutical equipment, pure water equipment, and thermal energy storage equipment; heat transfer products; and stainless steel and alloy processing and storage tanks, as well as food, beverage, chemical, and industrial processing equipment to industrial customers. The Field Fabrication segment provides field-erected tanks and vessels, equipment installation, process piping, retrofit and/or repair of process systems, and turnkey design and construction of processing plants. Its products are used in sanitary and industrial process applications. The Transportation segment includes the delivery of products to customers, and backhauls of materials and components. This segment also offers contract carriage services for third parties. Paul Mueller Company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

McDermott International Company Profile

McDermott International, Inc. provides engineering, procurement, construction and installation, front-end engineering and design, and module fabrication services for upstream field developments. It operates through three segments: the Americas, Europe and Africa; the Middle East; and Asia. The company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipeline installations, and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for offshore and subsea oil and gas projects. Its operations include fabrication and offshore installation of fixed and floating structures; and the installation of pipelines and subsea systems, as well as provision of shallow water and deep water construction services. The company's customers include national, integrated, and other oil and gas companies. McDermott International, Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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