Vale (VALE) & Omega Flex (OFLX) Financial Survey

Vale (NYSE: VALE) and Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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19.1% of Vale shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of Omega Flex shares are held by institutional investors. 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Vale and Omega Flex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vale 16.21% 16.63% 6.91%
Omega Flex 15.39% 29.60% 22.36%

Risk & Volatility

Vale has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omega Flex has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Vale and Omega Flex, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vale 0 7 8 0 2.53
Omega Flex 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vale currently has a consensus price target of $14.28, indicating a potential upside of 8.74%. Given Vale’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Vale is more favorable than Omega Flex.

Dividends

Vale pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Vale pays out 18.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vale and Omega Flex’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vale $33.97 billion 2.02 $5.51 billion $1.35 9.73
Omega Flex $101.80 million 6.59 $15.66 million N/A N/A

Vale has higher revenue and earnings than Omega Flex.

Vale Company Profile

Vale S.A. is a global producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, key raw materials for steelmaking, and producer of nickel. The Company also produces copper, metallurgical and thermal coal, potash, phosphates and other fertilizer nutrients, manganese ore, ferroalloys, platinum group metals, gold, silver and cobalt. The Company’s segments include Ferrous minerals, which comprises the production and extraction of ferrous minerals, as iron ore fines, iron ore pellets and its logistic services, manganese and ferroalloys and others ferrous products and services; Coal, which comprises the extraction of metallurgical and thermal coal and its logistic services; Base metals, which includes the production and extraction of non-ferrous minerals, and are presented as nickel and its byproducts, and copper (copper concentrated), and Others, which comprises sales and expenses of other products, services and investments in joint ventures and associate in other business.

Omega Flex Company Profile

Omega Flex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells flexible metal hoses and accessories in the United States and internationally. It offers flexible gas piping for use in residential and commercial buildings, as well as its fittings; and corrugated medical tubing for use in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, dental, physician and veterinary clinics, laboratories, and other facilities. The company sells its products under the TracPipe, CounterStrike, AutoSnap, AutoFlare, DoubleTrac, DEF-Trac, SolarTrac, and Medi Trac brand names. It serves various markets, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The company sells its products through independent sales representatives, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and direct sales, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as Tofle America, Inc. and changed its name to Omega Flex, Inc. in 1996. Omega Flex, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.

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