Hebron Technology (NASDAQ:HEBT) and Crane (NYSE:CR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hebron Technology and Crane’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hebron Technology $29.20 million 0.57 $7.13 million N/A N/A
Crane $2.79 billion 1.98 $171.80 million $4.53 20.45

Crane has higher revenue and earnings than Hebron Technology.

Profitability

This table compares Hebron Technology and Crane’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hebron Technology N/A N/A N/A
Crane 6.76% 23.29% 8.24%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Hebron Technology and Crane, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hebron Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crane 0 1 9 0 2.90

Crane has a consensus target price of $110.29, indicating a potential upside of 19.02%. Given Crane’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Crane is more favorable than Hebron Technology.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Hebron Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.8% of Crane shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Crane shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Crane pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Hebron Technology does not pay a dividend. Crane pays out 30.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Hebron Technology has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crane has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Crane beats Hebron Technology on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hebron Technology

Hebron Technology Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and installation of valves, pipe fittings, and other products primarily for use in pharmaceutical engineering sector in the People's Republic of China. The company offers diaphragm valves, angle seat valves, sanitary centrifugal and liquid-ring pumps, clean-in-place return pumps, sanitary ball valves, and sanitary pipe fittings. It also provides pipeline design, installation, construction, ongoing maintenance, and after-sales services. The company offers its fluid equipment and installation services for use in the pharmaceutical, biological, food and beverage, and other clean industries. Hebron Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Wenzhou, the People's Republic of China.

About Crane

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products worldwide. The company's Fluid Handling segment offers process valves and related products, including on/off valves and related products for application in the chemical, oil and gas, power, and general industrial end markets; valves and related products for the non-residential construction, general industrial, and municipal markets; and pumps and related products for water and wastewater applications in the industrial, municipal, commercial, and military markets. This segment offers its products under the Crane, Saunders, Jenkins, Pacific, Xomox, Krombach, DEPA, ELRO, REVO, Flowseal, Centerline, Resistoflex, Duochek, Barksdale, Westlock, WTA, Stockham, Wask, Viking Johnson, IAT, Hattersley, NABIC, Sperryn, Wade, Rhodes, Brownall, Deming, Weinman, Burks, and Barnes names. Its Payment & Merchandising Technologies segment provides coin acceptors and dispensers, coin hoppers and recyclers, bill validators and recyclers, and cashless systems; vending equipment that dispenses food, snack, and hot and cold beverages; and vending management software, and cashless payment and wireless connectivity products, as well as engineered banknotes. This segment serves retail self-checkout, vending, casino gaming, government lotteries, parking, transit fare collection, payment kiosks, and banking markets, as well as food and beverage companies. The company's Aerospace & Electronics segment provides original equipment and aftermarket parts under the Hydro-Aire, ELDEC, Lear Romec, P.L. Porter, Keltec, Interpoint, Signal Technology, Merrimac Industries, and Polyflon names to commercial and military aerospace, and defense markets. Its Engineered Materials segment offers fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels and coils for use in the manufacturing of recreational vehicles, and truck bodies and trailers, as well as commercial and industrial buildings. The company was founded in 1855 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

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