Financial Analysis: Crawford United (CRAWA) vs. Its Rivals

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Crawford United (OTCMKTS: CRAWA) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Process control instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Crawford United to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Crawford United and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crawford United 0 0 1 0 3.00
Crawford United Competitors 171 766 1338 39 2.54

Crawford United presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.06%. As a group, “Process control instruments” companies have a potential upside of 0.77%. Given Crawford United’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Crawford United is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Crawford United and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Crawford United $89.70 million $6.98 million 9.38
Crawford United Competitors $2.29 billion $361.44 million 25.82

Crawford United’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Crawford United. Crawford United is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.5% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 50.6% of Crawford United shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.1% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Crawford United and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crawford United 6.31% 23.06% 7.47%
Crawford United Competitors 12.29% -86.20% 5.48%

Risk and Volatility

Crawford United has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crawford United’s rivals have a beta of 0.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Crawford United rivals beat Crawford United on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Crawford United

Crawford United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in aerospace components, commercial air handling, and industrial hose businesses in the United States. The Aerospace Components segment manufactures precision components primarily for customers in the aerospace industry. This segment also provides complete end-to-end engineering, machining, grinding, welding, brazing, heat treat, and assembly solutions. The Commercial Air Handling segment designs, manufactures, and installs large-scale commercial, institutional, and industrial custom air handling solutions under the FactoryBilt and SiteBilt brand names. Its customers include health care, education, pharmaceutical, and industrial manufacturing markets. The Industrial Hose segment manufactures and sells flexible interlocking metal hoses primarily to heavy-duty truck manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers, as well as to the agricultural, industrial, and petrochemical markets; and distributes silicone and hydraulic hoses to agriculture and general industrial markets. It also exports its products to Canada, China, Mexico, Poland, Peru, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Hickok Incorporated and changed its name to Crawford United Corporation in May 2019. Crawford United Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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