Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN) and Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) (NYSE:IR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Milacron Holdings Corp. and Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Milacron Holdings Corp. -0.57% -53.40% 6.51%
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) 7.60% 16.64% 6.40%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Milacron Holdings Corp. and Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland), as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Milacron Holdings Corp. 0 0 2 0 3.00
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) 0 7 5 0 2.42

Milacron Holdings Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 34.64%. Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) has a consensus target price of $99.83, suggesting a potential upside of 12.27%. Given Milacron Holdings Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Milacron Holdings Corp. is more favorable than Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland).

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.6% of Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Milacron Holdings Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Milacron Holdings Corp. has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Milacron Holdings Corp. and Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland)’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Milacron Holdings Corp. $1.18 billion 0.96 $188.00 million ($0.10) -163.38
Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) $13.84 billion 1.63 $1.98 billion $4.02 22.12

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) has higher revenue and earnings than Milacron Holdings Corp.. Milacron Holdings Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Milacron Holdings Corp. does not pay a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) pays out 44.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) beats Milacron Holdings Corp. on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Milacron Holdings Corp. Company Profile

Milacron Holdings Corp. is engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and service of engineered and customized systems used in the plastic technology and processing industry. The Company operates through three segments: Advanced Plastic Processing Technologies (APPT), Melt Delivery and Control Systems (MDCS), and Fluid Technologies. The Company has a product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment. It produces process control systems, mold bases and components, and maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and fluid technology. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s products were sold in over 100 countries across six continents. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), molders and mold-makers. Its customer base covers a range of end-market applications, including packaging, automotive, medical, construction, consumer goods and electronics.

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) Company Profile

Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company provides products, services and solutions to improve the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables. The Company’s business segments include Climate and Industrial. It is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of a portfolio of industrial and commercial products that include brand names, such as Ingersoll-Rand, Trane, American Standard, ARO and Club Car. Its Climate segment includes Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, which provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and commercial and residential building services, parts, support and controls. It offers energy services and building automation through Trane Building Advantage and Nexia. Its Industrial segment includes compressed air and gas systems and services, power tools, material handling systems, ARO fluid management equipment, as well as Club Car golf, utility and rough terrain vehicles.

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