BTU International (NASDAQ: BTUI) and Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS) are both small-cap testing & measuring equipment companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for BTU International and Chart Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BTU International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chart Industries 0 3 4 0 2.57

Chart Industries has a consensus target price of $47.83, suggesting a potential upside of 7.88%. Given Chart Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Chart Industries is more favorable than BTU International.

Volatility & Risk

BTU International has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chart Industries has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BTU International and Chart Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BTU International N/A N/A N/A ($0.44) -5.95
Chart Industries $859.15 million 1.59 $28.23 million ($0.06) -738.88

Chart Industries has higher revenue and earnings than BTU International. Chart Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BTU International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.7% of Chart Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Chart Industries shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares BTU International and Chart Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BTU International N/A N/A N/A
Chart Industries -0.21% 2.25% 1.19%

Summary

Chart Industries beats BTU International on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

BTU International Company Profile

BTU International, Inc. (BTU) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, alternative energy, automotive and other industries. The Company operates as a single business segment called Thermal Processing Capital Equipment. It is engaged in the supply of solder reflow systems used for surface mount applications in printed circuit board assembly. The Company’s thermal processing equipment is used in low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging and sealing, and processing multi-chip modules. In addition, the equipment is used for solar cell processing, sintering nuclear fuel for commercial power generation, as well as brazing and the sintering of ceramics and powdered metals. Its alternative energy business addresses two markets, the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuels.

Chart Industries Company Profile

Chart Industries, Inc. is a diversified global manufacturer of engineered equipment, packaged solutions, and value-add services used throughout the industrial gas, energy and biomedical industries. The Company operates through three business segments: Energy & Chemicals (E&C), Distribution & Storage (D&S) and BioMedical. The E&C and D&S segments manufacture products used in energy-related and industrial applications, such as the separation, liquefaction, distribution and storage of hydrocarbon and industrial gases. Through the BioMedical segment, it manufactures and supplies medical devices, including cryogenic and non-cryogenic equipment, used in respiratory healthcare. The Company also manufactures and supplies products for life sciences, including biological research and animal breeding. Applications in the BioMedical segment include Respiratory Therapy, Life Sciences, Commercial Oxygen and Nitrogen Generation.

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