Head-To-Head Survey: Winland (WELX) & Hurco Companies (HURC)

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Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) and Winland (OTCMKTS:WELX) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Dividends

Hurco Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Winland does not pay a dividend. Hurco Companies has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.2% of Hurco Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Hurco Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Winland shares are held by company 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hurco Companies and Winland’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hurco Companies $300.67 million 0.91 $21.49 million N/A N/A
Winland N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hurco Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Winland.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Hurco Companies and Winland, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hurco Companies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Winland 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Hurco Companies and Winland’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hurco Companies 7.15% 11.32% 7.96%
Winland N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Hurco Companies has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Winland has a beta of -0.57, suggesting that its share price is 157% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hurco Companies beats Winland on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hurco Companies Company Profile

Hurco Companies, Inc., an industrial technology company, designs, manufactures, and sells computerized machine tools to companies in the metal cutting industry worldwide. The company offers general purpose computerized machine tools, such as vertical machining centers and turning centers. It also provides computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools; machine tools with computer control systems; and industry standard CNC controls, including Fanuc, Siemens, Mitsubishi, or Heidenhain. In addition, the company offers Autobend, a computer control system for metal bending press brake machines; software option products for part programming; and LCM machine tool components and accessories, including CNC rotary and tilt tables, and swivel heads and electro-spindles. Further, it provides installation, warranty, operator training, and customer support services; and sells software options, computer control upgrades, accessories, and replacement parts for its products. The company serves precision tool, die, and mold manufacturers; independent job shops; and specialized short-run production applications, as well as original equipment manufacturers of new metal fabrication machine tools. It sells its products through independent agents and distributors; and direct sales and service organizations under the Hurco, Milltronics, and Takumi brands. Hurco Companies, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Winland Company Profile

Winland Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides critical condition monitoring products to the security industry. Its products are used to protect against loss of assets due to damage from water, excess humidity, extremes of temperature, and loss of power. The company offers EnviroAlert, which monitors temperature, humidity, and/or water presence in critical environments; TempAlert, a temperature monitoring device for residential and commercial environments through security systems; WaterBug, a water presence and leak detection system; and Power-Out Alert, a power outage detector. It also provides INSIGHT, an automated cloud-based platform that offers early alerting, reporting, and logging services designed to ensure regulatory compliance. The company offers its products through a network of distributors, dealers, security installers, and integrators for healthcare, pharmaceutical, foodservice, and manufacturing industries, as well as for research facilities. Winland Holdings Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota.

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