CECO Environmental Corp. (NASDAQ: CECE) and PMFG (NASDAQ:PMFG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CECO Environmental Corp. and PMFG’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CECO Environmental Corp. $388.10 million 0.65 $49.13 million ($1.16) -6.27

CECO Environmental Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than PMFG.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CECO Environmental Corp. and PMFG, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CECO Environmental Corp. 0 3 0 1 2.50
PMFG 0 0 0 0 N/A

CECO Environmental Corp. currently has a consensus target price of $12.33, indicating a potential upside of 69.65%. Given CECO Environmental Corp.’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe CECO Environmental Corp. is more favorable than PMFG.


CECO Environmental Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. PMFG does not pay a dividend. CECO Environmental Corp. pays out -25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.3% of CECO Environmental Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of CECO Environmental Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares CECO Environmental Corp. and PMFG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CECO Environmental Corp. -10.27% 14.60% 5.97%
PMFG -17.71% -31.49% -16.26%


CECO Environmental Corp. beats PMFG on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CECO Environmental Corp.

CECO Environmental Corp. is a provider of engineered technologies to the environmental, energy, and fluid handling and filtration industrial segments. The Company is focused on engineering, designing, building and installing systems that capture, clean and destroy airborne contaminants from industrial facilities, as well as equipment that controls emissions from such facilities, and fluid handling and filtration systems. Its Environmental segment is engaged in the design and manufacture of product recovery and air pollution control technologies that enable its customers to meet compliance targets for toxic emissions, fumes, volatile organic compounds, process and industrial odors. Its Energy segment provides customized solutions for the power and petrochemical industry. Its Fluid Handling and Filtration segment provides the design and manufacture of pump, filtration and fume exhaust solutions.

About PMFG

PMFG, Inc. is a provider of custom-engineered systems and products designed for the delivery of energy. The Company operates in two segments: Process Products and Environmental Systems. The Process Products segment produces specialized systems and products that remove contaminants from gases and liquids, reducing maintenance and extending the life of energy infrastructure. The Process Products segment also includes industrial silencing equipment to control noise pollution on a range of industrial equipment and pulsation dampeners that reduce vibration. The Environmental Systems segment designs, engineers and installs systems for combustion modification, fuel conversions and post-combustion nitrogen oxide (NOX) control for both new and existing sources. The Company’s environmental control systems are used for air pollution abatement and converting burners to accommodate alternative sources of fuel.

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