Aixtron (AIXNY) versus ITT (ITT) Head to Head Contrast

Aixtron (OTCMKTS: AIXNY) and ITT (NYSE:ITT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Aixtron and ITT, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aixtron 2 0 1 0 1.67
ITT 0 1 10 0 2.91

ITT has a consensus target price of $50.86, indicating a potential downside of 5.65%. Given ITT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ITT is more favorable than Aixtron.

Volatility and Risk

Aixtron has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ITT has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

ITT pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Aixtron does not pay a dividend. ITT pays out 21.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ITT has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Aixtron and ITT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aixtron -18.84% -13.14% -10.84%
ITT 8.29% 14.12% 5.84%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Aixtron shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.5% of ITT shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of ITT shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aixtron and ITT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aixtron N/A N/A N/A ($0.22) -30.18
ITT $2.41 billion 1.97 $186.10 million $2.33 23.13

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

Summary

ITT beats Aixtron on 14 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aixtron

AIXTRON SE is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company’s technology solutions are used by a range of customers across the world to build components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon or organic semiconductor materials. Such components are used in fiber optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signaling and lighting, displays, as well as a range of other technologies. The Company’s business activities include developing, producing and installing equipment for the deposition of semiconductor and other complex materials, process engineering, consulting and training, including ongoing customer support and after-sales service. The Company supplies its customers with both production-scale material deposition systems and small scale systems for research and development (R&D) or small scale production.

About ITT

ITT Corporation (ITT) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered critical components and technology solutions for industrial markets. The Company’s product and service offerings are organized in four segments: Industrial Process, Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions and Control Technologies. Industrial Process manufactures engineered fluid process equipment, and is a provider of plant optimization, solutions and aftermarket services and parts. Motion Technologies manufactures brake components, shock absorbers and damping technologies for the automotive, truck and trailer, public bus and rail transportation markets. Interconnect Solutions manufactures and designs a range of engineered connector solutions that makes it possible to transfer signal and power between electronic devices. Control Technologies manufactures equipment, including actuation, valves, and noise and energy absorption components for the aerospace and defense, and industrial markets.

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