Contrasting Crawford United (CRAWA) and The Competition

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Crawford United and its competitors gross 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 competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Crawford United. Crawford United is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Crawford United and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 target price of $24.00, suggesting 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 research analysts clearly believe Crawford United is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

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


This table compares Crawford United and its competitors’ 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%


Crawford United competitors 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 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. Its customers include health care, education, pharmaceutical, and industrial manufacturing markets. This segment also designs, manufactures, and installs custom air handling equipment under the FactoryBilt and SiteBilt brand names. 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. The company also exports its products to Australia, Canada, England, Mexico, 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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