Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) and Veoneer (NYSE:VNE) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Honeywell International and Veoneer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Honeywell International 3.88% 31.46% 9.85%
Veoneer N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.6% of Honeywell International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.9% of Veoneer shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Honeywell International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Honeywell International and Veoneer’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Honeywell International $40.53 billion 3.03 $1.66 billion $7.11 23.29
Veoneer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Honeywell International has higher revenue and earnings than Veoneer.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Honeywell International and Veoneer, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Honeywell International 0 2 15 0 2.88
Veoneer 0 10 4 0 2.29

Honeywell International presently has a consensus target price of $172.88, suggesting a potential upside of 4.42%. Veoneer has a consensus target price of $47.13, suggesting a potential downside of 15.41%. Given Honeywell International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Honeywell International is more favorable than Veoneer.

Dividends

Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $2.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Veoneer does not pay a dividend. Honeywell International pays out 41.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honeywell International has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

Honeywell International beats Veoneer on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Honeywell International

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aerospace; Home and Building Technologies; Performance Materials and Technologies; and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Aerospace segment supplies products, software, and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers and other customers in various markets, including air transport, regional, business and general aviation aircraft, airlines, aircraft operators, defense and space contractors, and automotive and truck manufacturers. The Home and Building Technologies segment provides products, software, solutions, and technologies that help homes owners, commercial building owners, and occupants. The Performance Materials and Technologies segment develops and manufactures advanced materials, process technologies, and automation solutions. The Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides products, software, and connected solutions to customers that enhance productivity, workplace safety, and asset performance. Honeywell International Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

About Veoneer

Veoneer, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells automotive safety electronics products. The company offers automotive radars, cameras with driver assist systems, night vision systems, positioning systems, restraint control, sensing, and brake systems. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Veoneer, Inc.(NYSE:VNE.WI) operates independently of Autoliv, Inc. as of June 29, 2018.

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