Flow International Corp (NASDAQ: FLOW) and Global Power Equipment Group (NASDAQ:GLPW) are both small-cap industrial goods companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Flow International Corp and Global Power Equipment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flow International Corp N/A N/A N/A
Global Power Equipment Group 3.41% 8.49% 5.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Flow International Corp and Global Power Equipment Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flow International Corp 1 2 4 0 2.43
Global Power Equipment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Flow International Corp presently has a consensus target price of $38.25, suggesting a potential upside of 16.62%. Given Flow International Corp’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Flow International Corp is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Flow International Corp and Global Power Equipment Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flow International Corp $1.89 billion 0.73 $190.40 million N/A N/A
Global Power Equipment Group $589.00 million 0.08 -$25.53 million N/A N/A

Flow International Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Group.

Summary

Flow International Corp beats Global Power Equipment Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Flow International Corp

SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services. It operates through three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation, and separation systems and components; heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies; and turn-key systems primarily under the Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Power and Energy segment provides pumps, valves, and related accessories primarily for customers in oil and gas, and nuclear and other conventional power industries under the APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty, and Vokes brands. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team, and Stone brands. It primarily serves customers in chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. SPX FLOW, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About Global Power Equipment Group

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing company providing an array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. The Products segment includes two primary product categories: Mechanical Solutions, which designs, engineers and manufactures a portfolio of equipment for utility-scale natural gas turbines, and Electrical Solutions, which provides custom-configured electrical houses and generator enclosures for various industries. The Services segment provides lifecycle maintenance, repair, on-site specialty support, outage management, construction and fabrication services for the power generation, industrial, chemical/petrochemical processing, and oil and gas industries. Its products portfolio span from auxiliary equipment for gas turbines to small, high alloy parts, such as seals, shims and brackets. It also offers a range of services that have been managing plant asset value.

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