Chart Industries (NASDAQ: GTLS) and Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ:AMOT) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chart Industries $860.61 million 1.18 $68.59 million $0.37 89.54
Allied Motion Technologies $238.07 million 0.99 $26.26 million $0.88 28.36

Chart Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Allied Motion Technologies. Allied Motion 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.9% of Chart Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.5% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Chart Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.8% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Allied Motion Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Chart Industries does not pay a dividend. Allied Motion Technologies pays out 11.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Chart Industries has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allied Motion Technologies has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Chart Industries and Allied Motion Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chart Industries 0 6 3 0 2.33
Allied Motion Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Chart Industries presently has a consensus price target of $40.50, indicating a potential upside of 22.25%. Given Chart Industries’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Chart Industries is more favorable than Allied Motion Technologies.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chart Industries 1.35% 3.28% 1.89%
Allied Motion Technologies 3.41% 10.65% 4.45%

Summary

Chart Industries beats Allied Motion Technologies on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Allied Motion Technologies

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and sells precision and specialty motion control components and systems used in a range of industries. The Company serves various markets, including vehicle, medical, aerospace and defense, electronics and industrial. It focuses on motion control applications. It is engaged in developing electro-magnetic, mechanical and electronic motion technology. It operates in the design and manufacture of motion control products, marketed to original equipment manufacturers and end users segment. Its products are used in the handling, inspection, and testing of components and final products, such as printers, tunable lasers and spectrum analyzers for the fiber optic industry, and test and processing equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Its products are used in a range of medical, industrial and commercial aviation applications, such as dialysis equipment, industrial ink jet printers and cash dispensers.

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