Reviewing Ingersoll-Rand (IR) and Telkonet (TKOI)

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Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) and Telkonet (OTCMKTS:TKOI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Ingersoll-Rand has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telkonet has a beta of -0.28, suggesting that its stock price is 128% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Ingersoll-Rand and Telkonet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingersoll-Rand 10.03% 18.75% 7.30%
Telkonet -27.88% -38.56% -22.82%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.3% of Ingersoll-Rand shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.9% of Telkonet shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Ingersoll-Rand shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Telkonet shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Ingersoll-Rand pays an annual dividend of $2.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Telkonet does not pay a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand pays out 47.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Ingersoll-Rand and Telkonet, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingersoll-Rand 0 4 11 0 2.73
Telkonet 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ingersoll-Rand presently has a consensus target price of $110.58, indicating a potential upside of 7.51%. Given Ingersoll-Rand’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Ingersoll-Rand is more favorable than Telkonet.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ingersoll-Rand and Telkonet’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingersoll-Rand $14.20 billion 1.78 $1.30 billion $4.51 22.81
Telkonet $8.28 million 2.52 $3.74 million N/A N/A

Ingersoll-Rand has higher revenue and earnings than Telkonet.


Ingersoll-Rand beats Telkonet on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ingersoll-Rand

Ingersoll-Rand plc designs, manufactures, sells, and services industrial and commercial products. It operates through Climate and Industrial segments. The Climate segment offers building management, bus, rail, and multi-pipe HVAC, control, container and cryogenic, diesel-powered, ductless, geothermal, package heating and cooling, rail and self-powered truck refrigeration, temporary heating and cooling, trailer refrigeration, unitary, and vehicle-powered truck refrigeration systems. This segment also provides air conditioners, air exchangers and handlers, airside and terminal devices, auxiliary power units, chillers, coils and condensers, gensets, furnaces, heat pumps, home automation, and humidifiers; hybrid and non-diesel transport refrigeration, and ice energy storage solutions; indoor air quality, industrial refrigeration, motor replacements, performance contracting, refrigerant reclamation, thermostats/controls, transport heater products, and water source heat pumps. In addition, this segment offers energy and facility management, installation contracting, rental, and repair and maintenance services. The Industrial segment provides air treatment and separation, engine starting, ergonomic material handling, fluid handling, precision fastening, and mobile golf information systems; and compressors, airends, blowers, dryers, filters, golf vehicles, hoists, fluid power components, power tools, pumps, rough terrain vehicles, utility and low-speed vehicles, and winches, as well as controls, parts, accessories, and consumables. It also provides aftermarket, OEM parts, and supplies. The company markets and sells its products under the American Standard, ARO, Club Car, Nexia, Thermo King, and Trane brands through sales offices, distributors, and dealers in the United States; and through sales and service companies with a supporting chain of distributors worldwide. Ingersoll-Rand plc was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Swords, Ireland.

About Telkonet

Telkonet, Inc. provides EcoSmart platform of intelligent automation solutions in support of the Internet of Things in the United States. Its EcoSmart platform provides savings, management reporting, analytics, and virtual engineering of a customer's portfolio and/or property's room-by-room energy consumption. The company's EcoSmart suite of energy management products comprise EcoTouch Thermostat, a touch capacitive thermostat interface; EcoInsight Thermostat, a programmable and controllable wired thermostat; EcoAir Thermostat, a wireless thermostat; EcoSource Controller, a remote HVAC control device; EcoSmart VRF controllers; EcoConnect Bridge, an Ethernet to Zigbee bridge that serves as the coordinator for various EcoSmart devices; and EcoCommander Gateway, a network-edge gateway server that provides data aggregation, analytics, reporting, and management of the EcoSmart product suite. It also offers EcoSense Occupancy Sensor, a remote occupancy sensor, which monitor environments with sensors that are designed to detect motion or body heat; EcoSwitch Light Switch, an energy management product that saves energy; EcoGuard, which monitors and controls the flow of power to various outlets; and EcoContact, a remote, wireless door/window contact solution. In addition, the company provides EcoCentral, a cloud-based dashboard; EcoCare professional support and maintenance services; EcoSmart Mobile that offer iOS and Android applications; EcoSmart energy management platform for controlling lighting, plugload, and HVAC usage; and Recovery Time technology that adjusts the room temperature. It serves hospitality, military, educational, multiple dwelling unit, healthcare, and commercial industries. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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