Critical Comparison: AAON (AAON) & Notis Global (NGBL)

AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) and Notis Global (OTCMKTS:NGBL) are both construction 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.4% of AAON shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.2% of AAON shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Notis Global 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AAON and Notis Global’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AAON $405.23 million 5.48 $54.49 million $0.95 44.73
Notis Global $630,000.00 3.17 -$50.44 million N/A N/A

AAON has higher revenue and earnings than Notis Global.

Dividends

AAON pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Notis Global does not pay a dividend. AAON pays out 33.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AAON has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares AAON and Notis Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AAON 10.76% 17.17% 13.38%
Notis Global N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for AAON and Notis Global, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AAON 0 1 0 0 2.00
Notis Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

AAON presently has a consensus price target of $32.00, suggesting a potential downside of 24.69%. Given AAON’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe AAON is more favorable than Notis Global.

Risk & Volatility

AAON has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Notis Global has a beta of -0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 193% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AAON beats Notis Global on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AAON

AAON, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and selling air conditioning and heating equipment in the United States and Canada. It offers rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, condensing units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps, self-contained units, and coils. The company markets and sells its products to retail, manufacturing, educational, lodging, supermarket, medical, and other commercial industries. AAON, Inc. sells its products through a network of manufacturers' representatives and internal sales force. AAON, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

About Notis Global

Notis Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialized consulting services to the hemp and marijuana industry primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington. The company provides Notis Global dispensing system for the control and dispensing of medical marijuana industry. It also engages in the real property acquisitions and leases for dispensaries and cultivation centers. In addition, the company assists clients with site selection, zoning compliance, building and tenant improvement design, and licensing and on-going compliance services. Further, it acts as a distributor of hemp products. The company was formerly known as Medbox, Inc. and changed its name to Notis Global, Inc. in January 2016. Notis Global, Inc. was incorporated in 1977 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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