Forward Industries (FORD) and Essentra (FLRAF) Head-To-Head Contrast

Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD) and Essentra (OTCMKTS:FLRAF) 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, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Forward Industries and Essentra’s gross 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
Essentra $1.35 billion 1.30 N/A N/A N/A

Forward Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Essentra.


This table compares Forward Industries and Essentra’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%
Essentra N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

17.4% of Forward Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.4% of Forward Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Forward Industries has a beta of -0.11, indicating that its stock price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Essentra has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Forward Industries and Essentra, as provided by

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


Forward Industries beats Essentra on 5 of the 8 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.

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