nVent Electric (NYSE:NVT) and Thermwood (OTCMKTS:TOOD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
This table compares nVent Electric and Thermwood’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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86.8% of nVent Electric shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of nVent Electric shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 67.6% of Thermwood shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for nVent Electric and Thermwood, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
nVent Electric presently has a consensus target price of $27.20, indicating a potential upside of 25.40%. Given nVent Electric’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe nVent Electric is more favorable than Thermwood.
Risk & Volatility
nVent Electric has a beta of 1.39, meaning that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thermwood has a beta of 0.25, meaning that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares nVent Electric and Thermwood’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|nVent Electric||$2.20 billion||1.67||$222.70 million||$1.78||12.19|
nVent Electric has higher revenue and earnings than Thermwood.
nVent Electric beats Thermwood on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About nVent Electric
nVent Electric plc designs, manufactures, markets, installs, and services electrical connection and protection products in the United States, Canada, Western and Eastern Europe included in European Union, China, Eastern Europe not included in European Union, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Japan. The company operates through three segments: Enclosures, Thermal Management, and Electrical & Fastening Solutions. The Enclosures segment provides solutions to protect, connect, and manage heat in critical electronics, communication, control, and power equipment; physical infrastructure solutions to host, connect, and protect server and network equipment; and indoor and outdoor protection for test and measurement and aerospace and defense applications. Its products also include metallic and non-metallic enclosures, cabinets, subracks, and backplanes. The Thermal Management segment offers electric thermal solutions that connect and protect critical buildings, infrastructure, industrial processes, and people. Its thermal management systems comprise heat tracing, floor heating, fire-rated and specialty wiring, sensing, and snow melting and de-icing solutions. The Electrical & Fastening Solutions segment provides fastening solutions to connect and protect electrical and mechanical systems, and civil structures. It also provides engineered electrical and fastening products. The company sells its products under the CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF, and TRACER brands. It markets its products through electrical distributors, data center contractors, original equipment manufacturers, and maintenance contractors. The company serves energy, industrial, infrastructure, and commercial and residential sectors. nVent Electric plc was founded in 1903 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Thermwood Corporation develops, manufacturers, and distributes technology based products and software for the manufacturing sector. It offers three axis CNC routers, such as cabinetshop series, multi-purpose three axis series, framebuilder series, carvingshop series, and signrouter series; multi-purpose five axis series for trimming formed parts, patterns, or molds; and edge banders. The company markets its products and services through offices in 11 countries. Thermwood Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Dale, Indiana.
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