Taronis Technologies (NASDAQ:TRNX) and Atlas Copco (OTCMKTS:ALFVY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Taronis Technologies and Atlas Copco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current recommendations for Taronis Technologies and Atlas Copco, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Atlas Copco pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Taronis Technologies does not pay a dividend. Atlas Copco pays out 31.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Taronis Technologies has a beta of -0.46, suggesting that its share price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Copco has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
9.7% of Taronis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Atlas Copco shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Taronis Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Taronis Technologies and Atlas Copco’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Taronis Technologies||$9.71 million||1.14||-$15.04 million||N/A||N/A|
|Atlas Copco||$4.68 billion||1.89||$520.14 million||$1.24||16.97|
Atlas Copco has higher revenue and earnings than Taronis Technologies.
Atlas Copco beats Taronis Technologies on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Atlas Copco
Alfa Laval AB (publ) provides heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling products and solutions worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Energy, Food & Water, Marine, Greenhouse, and Operations & Other. It offers fluid handling systems, such as automation and fluid control equipment; installation materials; analytical, cleaning validation, flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weighing instruments, as well as instrumentation accessories; mixing equipment; centrifugal, circumferential piston, rotary lobe, and screw pumps; rotary jet and spray heads; tank covers and accessories; and valves. The company also provides heat transfer products, including air heat exchangers; exhaust gas economizers, and oil/gas-fired composite steam and steam boilers; burners; oil/gas-fired hot water and thermal, and waste heat recovery heaters; plate and tubular heat exchangers; and scraped surface heat exchangers. In addition, it offers separation products comprising cylindrical filter baskets and filtering elements; decanters and separators; evaporation systems; filters and strainers; and membrane and pump control systems. Further, the company provides process solutions consisting of ballast water, brewery, bulk, desalination, edible oil, exhaust gas cleaning, filling, fresh water, fuel conditioning, marine exhaust gas, olive oil, protein, refrigeration, safety, and thermal solutions. It serves the biotech and pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals,food, dairy, beverage, home and personal care, HVAC, machinery and manufacturing, marine and transportation, mining, minerals, pigment, pulp and paper, refrigeration, semiconductor and electronics, steel, and water and waste treatment industries. The company was formerly known as AB Separator and changed its name to Alfa Laval AB (publ) in 1963. Alfa Laval AB (publ) was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Lund, Sweden.
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