Edgen Group (NYSE: EDG) and KLX (NASDAQ:KLXI) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Edgen Group and KLX, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Edgen Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
KLX 0 3 2 0 2.40

KLX has a consensus price target of $65.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.29%. Given KLX’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe KLX is more favorable than Edgen Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Edgen Group and KLX’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Edgen Group N/A N/A N/A ($1.68) -7.14
KLX $1.53 billion 2.17 $48.20 million $1.51 43.61

KLX has higher revenue and earnings than Edgen Group. Edgen Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than KLX, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Edgen Group and KLX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Edgen Group N/A N/A N/A
KLX 4.99% 5.14% 3.08%

Summary

KLX beats Edgen Group on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Edgen Group Company Profile

Edgen Group Inc. (Edgen Group) is a holding company. The Company is a distributor of specialty products to the energy sector, including highly engineered steel pipe, valves, quenched and tempered and high yield heavy plate and related components. Its segments include Energy and Infrastructure Products (E&I) and Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). The Company primarily serve customers that operate in the upstream (conventional and unconventional exploration, drilling and production of oil and natural gas in both onshore and offshore environments), midstream (gathering, processing, fractionation, transportation and storage of oil and natural gas) and downstream (refining and petrochemical applications) end markets for oil and natural gas. It also serves power generation, civil construction and mining applications. In December 2012, the Company, through its subsidiary acquired HSP Group Limited (HSP).

KLX Company Profile

KLX Inc. (KLX) is the distributor and service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. The Company offers ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) and Energy Services Group (ESG). The Company’s ASG segment service offerings include inventory management and replenishment, creative and differential supply chain solutions, such as third-party logistics programs, special packaging and bar-coding, parts kitting, quality assurance testing and a range of purchasing assistance programs, plus the electronic data interchange capability. The Company’s ESG segment products and services include onshore completion services, wireline services, fishing services and tools, down-hole completion and production services, pressure control, accommodations and related surface rental equipment, and remanufacturing shops.

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