Winland (OTCMKTS:WELX) and Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Winland has a beta of -0.51, suggesting that its share price is 151% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sensata Technologies has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.2% of Sensata Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Winland shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Sensata Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Winland and Sensata Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Winland N/A N/A N/A
Sensata Technologies 17.01% 24.94% 9.16%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Winland and Sensata Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Winland N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sensata Technologies $3.52 billion 2.49 $598.99 million $3.65 14.04

Sensata Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Winland.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Winland and Sensata Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Winland 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sensata Technologies 1 3 5 0 2.44

Sensata Technologies has a consensus target price of $54.25, suggesting a potential upside of 5.85%. Given Sensata Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sensata Technologies is more favorable than Winland.

Summary

Sensata Technologies beats Winland on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Winland

Winland Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides critical condition monitoring products to the security industry. Its products are used to protect against loss of assets due to damage from water, excess humidity, extremes of temperature, and loss of power. The company offers EnviroAlert, which monitors temperature, humidity, and/or water presence in critical environments; TempAlert, a temperature monitoring device for residential and commercial environments through security systems; WaterBug, a water presence and leak detection system; and Power-Out Alert, a power outage detector. It also provides INSIGHT, an automated cloud-based platform that offers early alerting, reporting, and logging services designed to ensure regulatory compliance. The company offers its products through a network of distributors, dealers, security installers, and integrators for healthcare, pharmaceutical, foodservice, and manufacturing industries, as well as for research facilities. Winland Holdings Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota.

About Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies Holding plc, through its subsidiary, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., develops, manufactures, and sells a range of sensors and controls in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. The Performance Sensing segment develops and manufactures pressure sensors, speed and position sensors, and temperature sensors. Its products are used in various automotive and heavy vehicle off-road (HVOR) applications comprising air conditioning, braking, exhaust, fuel oil, tire, operator controls, and transmission. This segment serves automotive and HVOR original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers. The Sensing Solutions segment develops and manufactures various control products used in the industrial, aerospace, military, commercial, medical device, and residential markets; and sensor products used in aerospace and industrial applications, such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as military and commercial aircraft. This segment's products include motor and compressor protectors, motor starters, temperature sensors and switches/thermostats, pressure sensors and switches, electronic HVAC sensors and controls, charge controllers, solid state relays, linear and rotary position sensors, circuit breakers, and semiconductor burn-in test sockets. It also manufactures direct current to alternating current power inverters, which enable the operation of electronic equipment when grid power is not available. This segment serves OEMs in the climate control, appliance, semiconductor, medical, energy and infrastructure, data/telecom, and aerospace industries, as well as aerospace, and motor and compressor suppliers. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

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