OMNI-LITE INDS CAN (OTCMKTS: OLNCF) and Global Brass and Copper (NYSE:BRSS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.


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This table compares OMNI-LITE INDS CAN and Global Brass and Copper’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OMNI-LITE INDS CAN 11.74% 4.38% 3.67%
Global Brass and Copper 3.26% 46.79% 9.61%

Volatility & Risk

OMNI-LITE INDS CAN has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Brass and Copper has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for OMNI-LITE INDS CAN and Global Brass and Copper, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Brass and Copper 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares OMNI-LITE INDS CAN and Global Brass and Copper’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OMNI-LITE INDS CAN $7.18 million 1.54 $760,000.00 $0.09 12.22
Global Brass and Copper $1.56 billion 0.47 $50.90 million $2.30 14.35

Global Brass and Copper has higher revenue and earnings than OMNI-LITE INDS CAN. OMNI-LITE INDS CAN is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Global Brass and Copper, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.6% of Global Brass and Copper shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Global Brass and Copper shares are owned 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.


Global Brass and Copper pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. OMNI-LITE INDS CAN does not pay a dividend. Global Brass and Copper pays out 10.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Global Brass and Copper beats OMNI-LITE INDS CAN on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

OMNI-LITE INDS CAN Company Profile

Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. develops, produces, and markets specialized metal matrix composite, aluminum, carbon, and stainless steel alloy products to Fortune 500 companies. It offers vibration resistant stainless steel fastener components and jet engine components for the aerospace industry; transmission valves and airbag retainer rivets for the automotive industry; inventory control cups and other components for inventory control systems for the commercial industry; links and head caps for the military sector; and ceramic track spikes for the sports and recreation industry. The company also distributes its track spikes online. It serves customers primarily in the United States, Canada, and Barbados. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Cerritos, California.

Global Brass and Copper Company Profile

Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. is a converter, fabricator, processor and distributor of specialized non-ferrous products, including a range of sheet, strip, foil, rod, tube and fabricated metal component products. The Company operates through three segments: Olin Brass, Chase Brass and A.J. Oster. Its Olin Brass segment is engaged in manufacturing, fabricating and converting specialized copper and brass sheet, strip, foil, tube and fabricated products. The Chase Brass segment is engaged in manufacturing brass rod, including round, hexagonal and other shapes. The A.J. Oster segment is engaged in processing and distributing copper and copper-alloy sheet, strip and foil, operating six service centers in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Its products are used in a range of applications across markets, including the building and housing, munitions, automotive, transportation, coinage, industrial machinery and equipment, and general consumer end markets.

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