Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) and Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.1% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.9% of Chart Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Chart Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Keysight Technologies and Chart Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keysight Technologies 0 2 8 0 2.80
Chart Industries 0 6 3 0 2.33

Keysight Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $47.11, suggesting a potential upside of 13.08%. Chart Industries has a consensus price target of $41.50, suggesting a potential upside of 5.79%. Given Keysight Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Keysight Technologies is more favorable than Chart Industries.

Volatility & Risk

Keysight Technologies has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chart Industries has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Keysight Technologies and Chart Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keysight Technologies $3.06 billion 2.53 $550.00 million $1.33 31.32
Chart Industries $860.61 million 1.40 $68.59 million $0.37 106.03

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

Profitability

This table compares Keysight Technologies and Chart Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keysight Technologies 7.58% 20.85% 8.06%
Chart Industries 1.35% 3.28% 1.89%

Summary

Keysight Technologies beats Chart Industries on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. is a measurement company engaged in providing electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries. The Company provides electronic design and test instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment. The Company operates through three segments: Communications Solutions Group (CSG), Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG) and Services Solutions Group (SSG). The CSG and EISG segments provide electronic design and test software, instruments, and systems used in the simulation, design, validation, manufacturing, installation and optimization of electronic equipment. The SSG segment provides integrated service solutions, including repair and calibration services, professional services and remanufactured equipment.

About Chart Industries

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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