Timken Company (The) (NYSE: TKR) and Pall (NYSE:PLL) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Timken Company (The) and Pall’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Timken Company (The) $2.77 billion 1.37 $385.30 million $2.09 23.33
Pall N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Timken Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than Pall.


This table compares Timken Company (The) and Pall’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Timken Company (The) 5.98% 12.73% 5.96%
Pall 14.12% 24.23% 10.41%


Timken Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Pall does not pay a dividend. Timken Company (The) pays out 51.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Timken Company (The) has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Pall has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.6% of Timken Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Timken Company (The) shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Timken Company (The) and Pall, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Timken Company (The) 0 3 2 0 2.40
Pall 0 0 0 0 N/A

Timken Company (The) currently has a consensus target price of $45.20, indicating a potential downside of 7.28%. Given Timken Company (The)’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Timken Company (The) is more favorable than Pall.

About Timken Company (The)

The Timken Company engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, belts, chain, couplings and related products and offers a spectrum of power system rebuild and repair services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Mobile Industries and Process Industries. Its Mobile Industries segment offers a portfolio of bearings, seals, lubrication devices and systems, as well as power transmission components, engineered chain, augers, belts and related products and maintenance services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users of off-highway equipment for the agricultural, construction, mining, outdoor power equipment and powersports markets; on-highway vehicles, including passenger cars, light trucks and medium- and heavy-duty trucks; rail cars, and locomotives. Its Process Industries segment supplies industrial bearings and assemblies, power transmission components, and related products and services to OEMs and end users.

About Pall

Pall Corporation is a filtration, separation and purification company. The Company is a supplier of filtration, separation and purification technologies, principally made by the Company using its engineering capability and fluid management, filter media, and other fluid clarification and separations equipment for the removal of solid, liquid and gaseous contaminants from a variety of liquids and gases. The Company serves customers through two businesses globally: Life Sciences and Industrial. The Life Sciences business group is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling products to customers in the Medical, BioPharmaceuticals and Food & Beverage markets. The Industrial business group is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling products to customers in the Process Technologies, Aerospace and Microelectronics markets.

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