Financial Analysis: va-Q-tec (OTCMKTS:VAQTF) vs. Crane (NYSE:CR)

Crane (NYSE:CRGet Free Report) and va-Q-tec (OTCMKTS:VAQTFGet Free Report) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Crane and va-Q-tec’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crane $2.14 billion 3.90 $401.10 million $3.73 39.16
va-Q-tec N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Crane has higher revenue and earnings than va-Q-tec.

Profitability

This table compares Crane and va-Q-tec’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crane 13.10% 24.45% 10.14%
va-Q-tec N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Crane and va-Q-tec, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crane 0 2 6 0 2.75
va-Q-tec 0 0 0 0 N/A

Crane presently has a consensus target price of $143.67, indicating a potential downside of 1.63%. Given Crane’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Crane is more favorable than va-Q-tec.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.1% of Crane shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Crane shares are held 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.

Summary

Crane beats va-Q-tec on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Crane

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Crane Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Process Flow Technologies, and Engineered Materials. The Aerospace & Electronics segment supplies critical components and systems, including original equipment and aftermarket parts for commercial aerospace, as well as the military aerospace, defense, and space markets. This segment also offers pressure sensors for aircraft engine control, aircraft braking systems for commercial aircraft and fighter jets, power conversion solutions for spacecraft, and lubrication systems. The Process Flow Technologies segment provides engineered fluid handling equipment for mission-critical applications. It offers process valves and related products, such as lined pipe, fittings and hoses, air-operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps, instrumentation and sampling systems, valve positioning and control systems, and valve diagnostic and calibration systems; commercial valves; and pumps and systems. The Engineered Materials segment manufactures fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels and coils for use in the manufacturing of recreational vehicles, as well as in commercial and industrial building applications. This segment sells directly to RV, trailer, and truck manufacturers, as well as through distributors and retailers. The company provides its products and solutions to end markets, including commercial and military aerospace, defense, and space; chemical and pharmaceutical production; water and wastewater; non-residential and municipal construction; energy; and other general industrial and consumer-related applications. The company was formerly known as Crane Holdings, Co. Crane Company was founded in 1855 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

About va-Q-tec

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va-Q-tec AG develops, produces, and markets vacuum insulation panels and phase change materials in Germany, rest of European Union, and internationally. It also manufactures and distributes thermal packaging solutions and thermal energy storage components. In addition, the company supplies temperature controlled supply chain systems for healthcare and logistics companies; insulation of refrigeration/freezing equipment and ultra-low to appliance and food companies; insulating water boilers, pipelines, and laboratory equipment for technics and industry; building insulation solutions for facades, roofs, and floors; and insulation in refrigeration trucks, electric cars, trains, and aircraft. Further, it offers container rental and thermal consulting services. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in W├╝rzburg, Germany.

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