Adomani (NASDAQ:ADOM) and Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Adomani and Honeywell International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adomani $5.01 million 5.24 -$11.04 million ($0.15) -2.40
Honeywell International $41.80 billion 2.95 $6.77 billion $8.01 21.17

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.6% of Adomani shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.5% of Honeywell International shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.1% of Adomani shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Honeywell International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Adomani and Honeywell International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adomani -169.52% -104.32% -73.03%
Honeywell International 16.73% 32.46% 10.02%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Adomani and Honeywell International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adomani 0 1 2 0 2.67
Honeywell International 0 3 11 1 2.87

Adomani presently has a consensus target price of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 594.44%. Honeywell International has a consensus target price of $175.25, indicating a potential upside of 3.33%. Given Adomani’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Adomani is more favorable than Honeywell International.

Dividends

Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Adomani does not pay a dividend. Honeywell International pays out 40.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honeywell International has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Adomani has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Honeywell International has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Honeywell International beats Adomani on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Adomani Company Profile

ADOMANI, Inc. provides zero-emission electric and hybrid drivetrain systems for integration in new and existing school buses and medium to heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles. Its products include traction motor/generator and motor controller, as well as power-flow set up for direct-drive configuration, which is a single speed gearbox, or a multi-gear ration transmission system. The company also offers lithium-ion battery packs, inverters, chargers, electrically driven systems for power steering and brakes, wiring harnesses, flat screen user-interface, and fleet technician diagnostic tools. ADOMANI, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Corona, California.

Honeywell International Company Profile

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment supplies products, software, and services for aircrafts and vehicles. This segment offers auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, integrated avionics, environmental control and electric power systems, engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation hardware, data and software applications, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft lighting, advanced systems and instruments, satellite and space components, and aircraft wheels and brakes; spare parts; repair, overhaul, and maintenance services; and connected solutions and data services for the aftermarket, as well as provides wireless connectivity and management and technical services. The company's Honeywell Building Technologies segment offers products, software, solutions, and technologies, such as sensors, switches, control systems and instruments for energy management; access control; video surveillance; fire products; remote patient monitoring systems; advanced software applications; and installation, maintenance and upgrades of systems. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment develops and manufactures process technology products, including catalysts and adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services. The company's Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides products, software, and connected solutions. Its safety products comprise personal protection equipment, apparel, gear, and footwear; gas detection technology; and cloud-based notification and emergency messaging. This segment's productivity solutions products and services include mobile devices and software; supply chain and warehouse automation equipment, software and solutions; custom-engineered sensors, switches, and controls; and software-based data and asset management productivity solutions. Honeywell International Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

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