BTU International (BTUI) and Chart Industries (GTLS) Financial Contrast

BTU International (NASDAQ: BTUI) and Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS) are both small-cap testing & measuring equipment companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.7% of Chart Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Chart Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for BTU International and Chart Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BTU International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chart Industries 0 2 0 0 2.00

Chart Industries has a consensus target price of $35.00, suggesting a potential downside of 20.92%. Given Chart Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Chart Industries is more favorable than BTU International.

Profitability

This table compares BTU International and Chart Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BTU International N/A N/A N/A
Chart Industries -0.21% 2.25% 1.19%

Risk & Volatility

BTU International has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chart Industries has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BTU International and Chart Industries’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BTU International N/A N/A N/A ($0.44) -5.95
Chart Industries $859.15 million 1.59 $28.23 million ($0.06) -737.54

Chart Industries has higher revenue and earnings than BTU International. Chart Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BTU International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Chart Industries beats BTU International on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BTU International

BTU International, Inc. (BTU) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, alternative energy, automotive and other industries. The Company operates as a single business segment called Thermal Processing Capital Equipment. It is engaged in the supply of solder reflow systems used for surface mount applications in printed circuit board assembly. The Company’s thermal processing equipment is used in low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, integrated circuit packaging and sealing, and processing multi-chip modules. In addition, the equipment is used for solar cell processing, sintering nuclear fuel for commercial power generation, as well as brazing and the sintering of ceramics and powdered metals. Its alternative energy business addresses two markets, the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuels.

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.

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