AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) and Notis Global (OTCMKTS:NGBL) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
71.8% of AAON shares are held by institutional investors. 22.2% of AAON shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Notis Global 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.
AAON has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Notis Global has a beta of -2.11, meaning that its share price is 311% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares AAON and Notis Global’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AAON||$405.23 million||4.43||$54.49 million||$0.95||36.16|
|Notis Global||$630,000.00||3.17||-$50.44 million||N/A||N/A|
AAON has higher revenue and earnings than Notis Global.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for AAON and Notis Global, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
AAON currently has a consensus target price of $32.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.84%. Given AAON’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AAON is more favorable than Notis Global.
This table compares AAON and Notis Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
AAON pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Notis Global does not pay a dividend. AAON pays out 33.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AAON has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
AAON beats Notis Global on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
AAON Company Profile
AAON, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and selling air conditioning and heating equipment in the United States and Canada. It offers rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, condensing units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps, self-contained units, and coils. The company markets and sells its products to retail, manufacturing, educational, lodging, supermarket, medical, and other commercial industries. AAON, Inc. sells its products through a network of manufacturers' representatives and internal sales force. AAON, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Notis Global Company Profile
Notis Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialized consulting services to the hemp and marijuana industry primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington. The company provides Notis Global dispensing system for the control and dispensing of medical marijuana industry. It also engages in the real property acquisitions and leases for dispensaries and cultivation centers. In addition, the company assists clients with site selection, zoning compliance, building and tenant improvement design, and licensing and on-going compliance services. Further, it acts as a distributor of hemp products. The company was formerly known as Medbox, Inc. and changed its name to Notis Global, Inc. in January 2016. Notis Global, Inc. was incorporated in 1977 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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