Robbins & Myers (NYSE: RBN) and Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
24.2% of Omega Flex shares are held by institutional investors. 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Robbins & Myers and Omega Flex’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Robbins & Myers||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Omega Flex||$101.80 million||5.64||$15.66 million||$1.55||36.72|
Omega Flex has higher revenue and earnings than Robbins & Myers.
Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Robbins & Myers does not pay a dividend. Omega Flex pays out 56.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Robbins & Myers and Omega Flex, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Robbins & Myers||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Robbins & Myers and Omega Flex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Robbins & Myers||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Omega Flex beats Robbins & Myers on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Robbins & Myers Company Profile
Robbins & Myers, Inc. is a supplier of engineered equipment and systems for critical applications in global energy, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical markets. The Company operates in two segments: Energy Services and Process & Flow Control. Its Energy Services business segment, which includes T-3, designs, manufactures, markets, repairs and services equipment and systems used in upstream oil and gas exploration and recovery, production and completion, pipeline transmission infrastructure and a variety of other industrial applications. Its Process and Flow Control business segment designs, manufactures and services glass-lined reactors and storage vessels, industrial progressing cavity pumps, mixing equipment, and related products such as grinders for applications involving the flow of viscous, abrasive and solid-laden slurries and sludge, standard and customized fluid-agitation equipment and systems. In February 2013, National Oilwell Varco Inc acquired Robbins & Myers Inc.
Omega Flex Company Profile
Omega Flex, Inc. is a manufacturer of flexible metal hose. The Company is engaged in a range of different markets, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and other industries. It operates through manufacture and sale of flexible metal hose and accessories segment. Its products are concentrated in residential and commercial construction, and general industrial markets. Its primary product, flexible gas piping, is used for gas piping within residential and commercial buildings. Its TracPipe and TracPipe CounterStrike flexible gas piping, along with its fittings, which are distributed under AutoSnap and AutoFlare names. Its products are manufactured at its Exton, Pennsylvania facilities in the United States, and in Banbury, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. It has sales across all industries are generated through independent outside sales organizations, such as sales representatives, wholesalers and distributors or a combination of both.
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