Pall (PLL) versus KLX (KLXI) Critical Contrast

Pall (NYSE: PLL) and KLX (NASDAQ:KLXI) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Pall and KLX, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pall 0 0 0 0 N/A
KLX 0 3 2 0 2.40

KLX has a consensus target price of $65.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.86%. Given KLX’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe KLX is more favorable than Pall.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pall and KLX’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pall N/A N/A N/A $3.56 35.71
KLX $1.53 billion 2.25 $48.20 million $1.51 45.25

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

Profitability

This table compares Pall and KLX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pall 14.12% 24.23% 10.41%
KLX 4.99% 5.14% 3.08%

Pall Company Profile

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.

KLX Company Profile

KLX Inc. (KLX) is the distributor and service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. The Company offers ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) and Energy Services Group (ESG). The Company’s ASG segment service offerings include inventory management and replenishment, creative and differential supply chain solutions, such as third-party logistics programs, special packaging and bar-coding, parts kitting, quality assurance testing and a range of purchasing assistance programs, plus the electronic data interchange capability. The Company’s ESG segment products and services include onshore completion services, wireline services, fishing services and tools, down-hole completion and production services, pressure control, accommodations and related surface rental equipment, and remanufacturing shops.

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