P & F Industries (NASDAQ:PFIN) and Makita (OTCMKTS:MKTAY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
13.8% of P & F Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Makita shares are held by institutional investors. 39.6% of P & F Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Makita shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares P & F Industries and Makita’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|P & F Industries||$58.97 million||0.51||-$880,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Makita||$4.41 billion||2.44||$492.79 million||$1.86||20.61|
Makita has higher revenue and earnings than P & F Industries.
This table compares P & F Industries and Makita’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|P & F Industries||-0.76%||0.35%||0.29%|
Risk & Volatility
P & F Industries has a beta of -0.1, suggesting that its share price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Makita has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for P & F Industries and Makita, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|P & F Industries||0||0||0||0||N/A|
P & F Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Makita pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Makita pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Makita beats P & F Industries on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About P & F Industries
P&F Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, imports, and sells air-powered tools and accessories primarily to the retail, industrial, and automotive markets in the United States and internationally. The company designs, imports, and sells pneumatic hand tools, including sanders, grinders, drills, saws, and impact wrenches under the Florida Pneumatic, Universal Tool, AIRCAT, and NITROCAT names through in-house sales personnel and manufacturers' representatives to retailers, distributors, and private label customers. It also markets pipes and bolt dies, pipe taps, wrenches, vises and stands, pipes and tubing cutting equipment, hydrostatic test pumps, and replacement electrical components for pipe cutting and threading machines through industrial distributors and contractors, as well as assembles and markets a line of compressor air filters. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, and distributes industrial pneumatic tools, such as heavy duty air tools, industrial grinders, impact sockets, hydro-pneumatic riveters, and air motors and custom gears; and industrial gears, hydrostatic test plugs, and various parts for use in power generation, petrochemical, construction, railroad, mining, ship building, and fabricated metals industries under the ATP ATSCO, OZAT, Numatx, Thaxton, and Quality Gear brands, as well as manufactures components, assemblies, and finished product and systems for various original equipment manufacturers. P&F Industries, Inc. was founded in 1959 and is based in Melville, New York.
Makita Corporation engages in the manufacture and wholesale of electric power tools, woodworking machines, pneumatic tools, and gardening and household equipment. The company operates through Japan Group, Europe Group, North America Group, Asia Group, and Other Regions Group segments. It offers cordless, drilling/fastening, impact drilling/demolition, grinding/sandling, sawing, planning/routering, pneumatic, outdoor power, and dust extraction/other equipment, as well as accessories; and cutting equipment for new materials, masonry, and metals. The company also provides sanders, hammer drills, rotary hammers, and circular saws. Makita Corporation markets its products under the Makita or Maktec brands in Japan, Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates. The company was formerly known as Makita Electric Works, Ltd. and changed its name to Makita Corporation in April 1991. Makita Corporation was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Anjo, Japan.
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