Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) and YBCC (OTCMKTS:YBAO) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
Applied Industrial Technologies has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YBCC has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Applied Industrial Technologies and YBCC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Applied Industrial Technologies||0.64%||16.31%||6.21%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.9% of Applied Industrial Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Applied Industrial Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 61.4% of YBCC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Applied Industrial Technologies and YBCC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Applied Industrial Technologies||0||0||5||0||3.00|
Applied Industrial Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $78.80, indicating a potential upside of 5.45%. Given Applied Industrial Technologies’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Applied Industrial Technologies is more favorable than YBCC.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Applied Industrial Technologies and YBCC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Applied Industrial Technologies||$3.25 billion||0.89||$24.04 million||$3.81||19.61|
Applied Industrial Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than YBCC.
Applied Industrial Technologies beats YBCC on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Applied Industrial Technologies
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. distributes industrial products in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The company offers its products for maintenance, repair, and operational, as well as original equipment manufacturing customers. It operates in two segments, Service Center Based Distribution, and Fluid Power & Flow Control. The company distributes bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power components and systems, specialty flow control solutions, machinery and robotics automation products, industrial rubber products, linear motion components, tools, safety products, oilfield supplies, and other industrial and maintenance supplies; and offers motors, belting, drives, couplings, pumps, hydraulic and pneumatic components, filtration supplies, valves, fittings, process instrumentation, actuators, and hoses, as well as other related supplies for general operational needs of customers' machinery and equipment. It also operates fabricated rubber shops and service field crews that install, modify, and repair conveyor belts and rubber linings, as well as offer hose assemblies. In addition, the company offers equipment repair and technical support services. It offers industrial products through a network of service centers. The company serves various industries, including agriculture and food processing, cement, chemicals and petrochemicals, fabricated metals, forest products, industrial machinery and equipment, mining, oil and gas, primary metals, transportation, and utilities, as well as to government entities. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
YBCC, Inc. does not have significant operations. The company focuses on the acquisition of or merger with an existing company. Previously, it was engaged in the bio-science manufacture and research business. The company is based in Walnut, California.
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