Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ:HDSN) versus Distribution Solutions Group (NASDAQ:DSGR) Head to Head Comparison

Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ:HDSNGet Rating) and Distribution Solutions Group (NASDAQ:DSGRGet Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Hudson Technologies has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Distribution Solutions Group has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Hudson Technologies and Distribution Solutions Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
Distribution Solutions Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hudson Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $6.50, indicating a potential downside of 31.07%. Given Hudson Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Hudson Technologies is more favorable than Distribution Solutions Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.0% of Hudson Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.2% of Distribution Solutions Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of Hudson Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 51.8% of Distribution Solutions Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hudson Technologies and Distribution Solutions Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Technologies $192.75 million 2.20 $32.26 million $1.34 7.04
Distribution Solutions Group $417.73 million 2.51 $9.41 million $1.57 34.40

Hudson Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Distribution Solutions Group. Hudson Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Distribution Solutions Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Technologies and Distribution Solutions Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Technologies 25.85% 86.75% 29.58%
Distribution Solutions Group 3.42% 20.28% 10.69%

Summary

Hudson Technologies beats Distribution Solutions Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hudson Technologies (Get Rating)

Hudson Technologies, Inc. a refrigerant services company, provides solutions to recurring problems within the refrigeration industry primarily in the United States. The company's products and services include refrigerant and industrial gas sales; refrigerant management services consisting primarily of reclamation of refrigerants, re-usable cylinder refurbishment, and hydrostatic testing services; and RefrigerantSide services comprising system decontamination to remove moisture, oils, and other contaminants. It also offers SmartEnergy OPS service, a web-based real time continuous monitoring service for facility's refrigeration systems and other energy systems applications; and Chiller Chemistry and Chill Smart services. In addition, the company participates in the generation of carbon offset projects. It serves commercial, industrial, and governmental customers, as well as refrigerant wholesalers, distributors, contractors, and refrigeration equipment manufacturers. Hudson Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

About Distribution Solutions Group (Get Rating)

Lawson Products, Inc. sells and distributes specialty products to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and government maintenance, repair, and operations market. It sells its products to customers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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