LiqTech International (NYSE:LIQT – Get Rating) and Visteon (NYSE:VC – Get Rating) are both producer manufacturing companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares LiqTech International and Visteon’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|LiqTech International||$16.36 million||1.16||-$14.49 million||($0.32)||-1.31|
|Visteon||$3.91 billion||0.98||$134.66 million||$4.75||28.38|
Visteon has higher revenue and earnings than LiqTech International. LiqTech International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Visteon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
LiqTech International has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Visteon has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
21.6% of LiqTech International shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of LiqTech International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Visteon shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for LiqTech International and Visteon, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Visteon beats LiqTech International on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About LiqTech International
LiqTech International, Inc. is a clean technology company, which engages in the provision of gas and liquid purification products by manufacturing ceramic silicon carbide filters. It operates through the following segments: Water, Ceramics, Plastics, and Other. The firm specializes in ceramic membranes for liquid filtration systems and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) to control soot exhaust particles from diesel engines. The company was founded by Lasse Andreassen on July 1, 2004 and is headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark.
Visteon Corp. is a global technology company, which engages in the design, engineering, and manufacture of electronics products, automotive vehicles, and supplies automotive parts. It operates through the Americas, Europe, China, and Other Asia Pacific geographical segments. The Americas segment includes the United States and Mexico. The Europe segment refers to Portugal, Slovakia, and Tunisia. The China segment relates to China domestic and export. The Other Asia Pacific segment is involved in Japan and India. The company was founded on January 5, 2000 and is headquartered in Van Buren Township, MI.
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