Comparing NF Energy Saving (BIMI) & Sun Hydraulics (SNHY)

Sun Hydraulics (NASDAQ:SNHY) and NF Energy Saving (NASDAQ:BIMI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sun Hydraulics and NF Energy Saving, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sun Hydraulics 0 3 4 0 2.57
NF Energy Saving 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sun Hydraulics currently has a consensus price target of $49.60, suggesting a potential downside of 2.50%. Given Sun Hydraulics’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sun Hydraulics is more favorable than NF Energy Saving.


Sun Hydraulics pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. NF Energy Saving does not pay a dividend. Sun Hydraulics pays out 15.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sun Hydraulics and NF Energy Saving’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sun Hydraulics $508.05 million 3.21 $46.73 million $2.30 22.12
NF Energy Saving $8.51 million 3.63 -$1.56 million N/A N/A

Sun Hydraulics has higher revenue and earnings than NF Energy Saving.

Volatility & Risk

Sun Hydraulics has a beta of 1.72, suggesting that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NF Energy Saving has a beta of -0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 171% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Sun Hydraulics and NF Energy Saving’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sun Hydraulics 9.20% 11.38% 6.51%
NF Energy Saving -45.23% -11.18% -7.39%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.6% of Sun Hydraulics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.8% of NF Energy Saving shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of Sun Hydraulics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 46.6% of NF Energy Saving shares are owned 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.


Sun Hydraulics beats NF Energy Saving on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sun Hydraulics Company Profile

Sun Hydraulics Corporation, doing business as Helios Technologies, develops, manufactures, and sells solutions for the hydraulics and electronics markets. The company operates through two segments, Hydraulics and Electronics. The Hydraulics segment offers screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves, electro-hydraulics, manifolds, and integrated package solutions for the industrial and mobile hydraulics markets; quick release hydraulic coupling solutions for the agriculture, construction equipment, and industrial markets; and hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, and instrumentation solutions to a range of industries, including agriculture, industrial, mining, and material handling. The Electronics segment designs and manufactures electronic control, display, and instrumentation solutions for recreational and off-highway vehicles, as well as stationary and power generation equipment; and electronic controller products. The company sells its hydraulic products primarily through value-add distributors, as well as directly to original equipment manufacturer customers; and electronic products to original equipment manufacturer customers. Sun Hydraulics Corporation provides its products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

NF Energy Saving Company Profile

NF Energy Saving Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of energy-saving and intelligent flow control equipment in the People's Republic of China. The company manufactures large diameter energy efficient intelligent flow control systems for thermal and nuclear power generation plants, and national and regional water supply projects, as well as for municipal water, gas, and heat supply pipeline networks. It also provides equipment related to desulfurization, denitration, and dust removal for electric power generation, metallurgy, petrochemical, steel, cement, and heating supply industries. In addition, the company offers energy saving technology consulting, optimization design services, energy saving reconstruction of pipeline networks, and contractual energy management services for electric power, petrochemical, coal, metallurgy, construction, and municipal infrastructure industries. Further, it provides industrial valve components that are used in water supply and sewage systems, coal and gas fields, power generation stations, and petroleum and chemical industries; and develops and produces hi-tech and automatic-intelligence valve products. NF Energy Saving Corporation also exports its products to the United States, Russia, Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Thailand, South Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The company was formerly known as NF Energy Saving Corporation of America and changed its name to NF Energy Saving Corporation in August 2009. NF Energy Saving Corporation is based in Shenyang, the People's Republic of China.

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