ATLAS COPCO AB/S (OTCMKTS:ATLKY) and Wolford (OTCMKTS:WLFDY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares ATLAS COPCO AB/S and Wolford’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATLAS COPCO AB/S 111.96% 33.89% 14.96%
Wolford -9.00% -31.19% -10.23%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of ATLAS COPCO AB/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

ATLAS COPCO AB/S pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Wolford does not pay a dividend. ATLAS COPCO AB/S pays out 59.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

ATLAS COPCO AB/S has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wolford has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for ATLAS COPCO AB/S and Wolford, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATLAS COPCO AB/S 0 2 1 0 2.33
Wolford 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ATLAS COPCO AB/S and Wolford’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATLAS COPCO AB/S $10.98 billion 2.07 $12.23 billion $1.55 17.51
Wolford $176.33 million 0.48 -$15.43 million N/A N/A

ATLAS COPCO AB/S has higher revenue and earnings than Wolford.

Summary

ATLAS COPCO AB/S beats Wolford on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ATLAS COPCO AB/S

Atlas Copco AB, through its subsidiaries, provides productivity solutions worldwide. It offers piston compressors, oil-free tooth and scroll compressors, rotary screw compressors, oil-free blowers, oil-free centrifugal compressors, gas and process compressors, vacuum solutions, air and gas treatment equipment, and medical air solutions for use in manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. The company also provides electric assembly tools, control systems and associated software packages, dispensing equipment for adhesives and sealants, and self-pierce riveting equipment for the motor vehicle industry; basic fastening tools, drills, grinders, and adhesive and sealant equipment for general industrial manufacturing; and impact wrenches, percussive tools, drills, sanders, and grinders for vehicle service professionals. In addition, it offers mining and rock excavation equipment, including underground rock drilling equipment, underground loading and haulage equipment, underground utility vehicles, surface drilling equipment, rock drilling tools, exploration drilling and ground engineering equipment, and ventilation systems for surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling, and geotechnical applications. Further, the company provides portable compressors, boosters, generators, lighting towers, pumps, and construction and demolition tools for construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, and exploration drilling industries, as well as offers specialty rental services. Atlas Copco AB provides industrial assembly solutions under the SCA, Henrob, and Atlas Copco brand names. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Nacka, Sweden.

About Wolford

Wolford Aktiengesellschaft produces and markets legwear, ready-to-wear garments, lingerie, beachwear, and accessories in Austria, Germany, France, rest of Europe, North America, Rest of Europe, and Asia/Oceania. The company provides legwear products, including pantyhose, tights, stay-ups, knee-highs, leggings, and socks; and lingerie comprising bras, briefs, bodies, garter belts, and slips. It also offers ready-to-wear products, such as pullovers, dresses, skirts, trousers, tops, cardigans and vests, capes, and shirts; accessories, including scarves and bracelets; and beachwear consisting of swimbodies and bikinis. The company sells its products through boutiques, partner boutiques, concession shop-in-shops, factory outlets, department stores, multi-brand retail stores, and distribution partners, as well as through franchise, private label, travel retail, and online. As of April 30, 2018, it had 267 monobrand points of sales. Wolford Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Bregenz, Austria.

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